Once busy highway now a scenic drive

Posted: January 23, 2018 at 1 a.m.

The West Fork of the White River is seen Jan. 12 from U.S. 71 Scenic Byway at Brentwood Community Park.
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The West Fork of the White River is seen Jan. 12 from U.S. 71 Scenic Byway at Brentwood Community Park.

A visit to the Arkansas River valley brought an opportunity to take the road less traveled on the trip back home. The drive north was a chance to get re-acquainted with twisting and scenic U.S. 71.

The Boston Mountains from U.S. 71 Scenic Byway. The highway is a pleasant drive between Fayetteville and Alma now that Interstate 49 carries most of t...

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