Conway is a city in the United States state of Arkansas. Conway is unusual in that the majority of its residents do not commute out of the city to work.
The city also serves as a regional shopping, educational, work, healthcare, sports, and cultural hub for the county and surrounding areas.
Conway is home to many technology startup companies and three post-secondary educational institutions, earning it the nickname "The City of Colleges". Conway is also known for its theatre and music, including The Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre, the state's only professional Shakespeare theater.
The historical timeline of architecture in Arkansas is similar to that of the nation. Throughout the 1800s three styles vied for dominance: French Colonial, Federal, and Greek Revival, however many structures built during this period do not exist today.
The city of Conway was founded shortly after the Civil War as a railroad town—that means Conway would provide some stores, saloons, a post office, and some temporary housing for people passing through on trains. Conway doesn't have a passenger train stop anymore, likely due to the popularity of cars.
Arkansans share a history with the other southern states that includes the institution of slavery, the American Civil War, Reconstruction, Jim Crow laws and segregation, the Great Depression, and the Civil Rights Movement.
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The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters.
Rain is heaviest in April and May, but it remains humid for the full summer season.
The Arkansas terrain is diverse, with lowlands and swamps in the eastern and southern part of the state and uplands with steep cliffs and protected valleys in the north and west. Tallgrass prairies were once common here, but only 1% of the original grasslands remain today, making the tallgrass prairie one of the most rare and threatened ecosystems in the state. With the loss of prairie habitat came the loss of prairie species such as the greater prairie chicken and the snowy orchid, which are no longer found in Arkansas.
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