Once a resort to regain one’s health and flee the ills of city life, Mount Nebo today is a state park that offers grand views of western Arkansas and is still a place to rise above one’s day to day troubles. Part of the geologic rippling that is the Ouachita system, Mount Nebo is sandstone “bench” that stands 1,850 feet tall.

Mount Nebo is also lends its name to an annual chicken fry in nearby Dardanelle. It’s an unwritten rule of Arkansas politics that anyone running for office must include the Mount Nebo chicken fry on his or her campaign itinerary. (The other mandatory stop is the Gillette Coon Supper.) Those familiar with Charles Portis’ novel “True Grit,” will recognize Dardanelle in Yell County as Mattie Ross’ home.

WIDE -- A panoramic shot from Sunset Point on Mount Nebo.

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