Sarah DeClerk

Sarah DeClerk is an Arkansas native who loves her home state's natural beauty. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2013. Her interests include art, literature, history, sociology, and the outdoors.

9 of the South’s Most Dazzling Fall Foliage Displays

The vegetative American South is packed with opportunities to venerate the autumn colors. These nine places, from historic hamlets to national parks and gardens, are renowned for their spectacular foliage displays.

Tennessee Williams: A Life of Tragedy and Inspiration

Columbus, Mississippi

Haunted by his own memories, playwright Tennessee Williams turned stories of a sad life into literary treasures.

Home Is Where the Sweet Tea Is

Steeped in history as old as the colonies, few things other than sweet tea have become so iconic to the South

Busy Days, Dreamy Nights: The Taborian Hall

Little Rock, Arkansas

Once a dance hall featuring legendary performers such as Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald, Taborian Hall in Little Rock, Arkansas, lay in ruins for decades.

9 Things You Absolutely Must Do While in Little Rock

Little Rock, Arkansas

From downtown trolley to the heights of Pinnacle Mountain, Little Rock shines with these nine places you don’t want to miss

Sorghum, Sweet Nectar of the South

Maintaining its foothold against the deluge of other sweeteners, sorghum is smothering Southern buttered biscuits once again

Clarksville, Missouri: The Bald Eagle’s Winter Getaway

Clarksville, Missouri

Each winter, more than two thousand Bald Eagles head down to Clarksville, Missouri, ruffling a few feathers when they do – in a good way.

The Canvas of T.J. Collins

Staunton, Virginia

Staunton, Virginia, was T.J. Collins’s canvas, upon which he experimented with the diverse styles of the Victorian era

Clementine Hunter: Painting Memories of a Louisiana Plantation


The daughter of freed slaves on an isolated Louisiana plantation, Clementine Hunter rose to become one of the South’s most prolific folk artists

From Soldier to Chief: The Story of John Ross


Despite his own hardships faced by the Indian Removal Act and the death of his wife, John Ross became one of the most influential chiefs in Cherokee history.

Blending Cultures and Eras in Natchitoches, Louisiana

Natchitoches, Louisiana

As the oldest settlement in the Louisiana Purchase, Natchitoches has plenty of history with a good dose of multicultural architectural charm.

Restoring the Forgotten Dreams of the Taborian Hall

Little Rock, Arkansas

Standing in ruins for decades, the once lively Taborian Hall caught the attention of one woman who dreamed of seeing its glory once again