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Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Eureka Springs, Arkansas

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Nearly 200 vintage images capture the development of the tiny Eureka Springs, Arkansas and the story of a closely held secret that cured the ill.


For hundreds of years, Osage and Cherokee Indians knew of the healing waters that sprang from the rocks in the dark reaches of the Ozark Mountains. Around 1828, pioneers from Tennessee pushed west and began to settle in the area that would eventually be named Eureka Springs. Captured here in almost 200 vintage images are the growth and development of this tiny town and the story of a closely held secret that cured the ill. Dr. Alvah Jackson discovered the healing power of the spring's water when his application of the waters surging from the ground cured his son's chronic eye problem. Word spread, and people began to come in droves. The area was incorporated in 1879 and named Eureka Springs, meaning "I found it." Featured here are the residents, buildings, and events that shaped the tiny hamlet in the mountains, including the Crescent Hotel, the Carnegie Library, decades of visitors to the springs, and the local heroes of the First National Bank Robbery of 1922.



Author: Kay Danielson
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Published: 11/27/2001
Pages: 128
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.65lbs
Size: 9.24h x 6.50w x 0.34d
ISBN: 9780738519364

About the Author
Danielson, Kay: - Writer and photographer Kay Marnon Danielson has complied images from the Eureka Springs Historical Museum, the Bank of Eureka Springs, and local residents for this book. She lives in Arkansas, is a frequent visitor to Eureka Springs, and her work appears in books, magazines and newspapers.

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