Wilson is city returned to glory

Former company town enjoying a new, yet old way of living

Karis Mengarelli, bakery chef at Wilson Gardens, removes freshly-baked sourdough bread from the oven in the kitchen at The Grange at Wilson Gardens in Wilson on Friday, Sept. 22, 2023. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Colin Murphey)

WILSON -- To get to Wilson, visitors must pass through a sea of Mississippi County cotton fields, dodging the random tractor on the flat commute along country roads.