The settlers of Chicot County

Posted: August 24, 2014 at 1:58 a.m.

I had the opportunity recently to spend some time in Chicot County in far southeastern Arkansas. This is one of the state's richest agricultural areas, but also one of its most poverty-stricken. It is home to Lake Chicot, among the more beautiful lakes to be found anywhere, and it has been home to an array of settlers ranging from Lebanese to Chinese, though the population is majority black, as it has been for generations.

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