All 75 counties in Arkansas have at least one newspaper. The counties with the most newspapers are Benton (7), Pulaski (6), Washington (5), and White (5).
Paper became so scarce during the Civil War that some Arkansas newspapers were printed on rough wrapping paper.
In 1885, a Little Rock newspaper offered a free plow with each prepaid subscription of $12.
In 1876, two rival newspapers’ editors in Fayetteville carried their editorial disagreements into a street fight. They agreed that the loser of the fight would sell his newspaper and leave town. He did.
The News at Salem has the shortest newspaper name in Arkansas.
Well into the 20th century, newspapers accepted chickens, firewood, and other trade goods for subscriptions and advertising debts.