Creator

Date Original

1930s

Description

This is a color souvenir folder containing eighteen fold-out images of Eureka Springs, Arkansas, circa 1930s. Includes front cover; back cover / Bird's Eye View of Eureka Springs, Arkansas; inside cover; Basin Springs Fountain; Band Stand at Basin Park; Famous Basin Spring; Basin Park Hotel; Magnetic Springs; Crescent Hotel; Pivot Rock; The Thach Hotel; Lover's Leap at Harding Spring; Railway Station; First Church of Christ Scientist; High School and Industrial Arts buildings; Sanitarium Lake; First Baptist Church; Scene Along White River; Eureka Springs Public Library; Train Tunnel, Eureka Springs; and Eureka Springs Catholic Church. It was never mailed.

Biographical/Historical Note

Eureka Springs is a city in Carroll County, and one of two county seats, located in the Ozark Mountains of northwest Arkansas. The entire city is on the National Register of Historic Places as the Eureka Springs Historic District, and a popular tourist destination. The city has steep winding streets filled with Victorian-style cottages and manors. The old commercial section of the city has an alpine character, with an extensive streetscape of well-preserved Victorian buildings. The buildings are primarily constructed of local stone and lie along streets that curve around the hills and rise and fall with the topography in a five-mile long loop. Some buildings have street-level entrances on more than one floor. Eureka Springs has historically been called The Little Switzerland of America and The Stairstep Town because of its mountainous terrain and the winding, up-and-down paths of its streets and walkways. The streets wind around the town, and no two intersect at a 90 degree angle; there are no traffic lights.

Transcription

Souvenir Folder
of
Eureka Springs, ARkansas.
The Narrows, The Gateway to
Eureka Springs, Ark.
Hawley & Co., Book Store, Publishers, Eureka Springs, Ark. Made in U. S. A. Bird's Eye View of Eureka Springs, Ark.
EUREKA SPRINGS, ARKANSAS.
"Pure air blows,
Pure water flows."
EUREKA SPRINGS, the "City of Healing
Water" is blessed with many far-famed
springs. The great number of rest- and health-
seekers who have been benefited by their stay in
this all-the-year resort of the Ozarks, and the
fact that they continue to come to drink and bathe
in the waters and are healed is the reason for this
city's being If all who have been cured or bene-
fited by the waters of Eureka Springs were brought
together in one assemblage, they would make a
city of no mean proportions. Impressive testi-
monials from people in many States are on
record; these testimonials relate to a number of
serious ailments, including Diabetes, Bright's
Disease, Liver complaints, Catarrhal Troubles,
Hay Fever, Rheumatism and Disorders of the
Stomach.
Within the city's limits there are some fifty
springs, which are held in trust by the city for
free use of all who will. Analyses of the waters
of these springs have, perhaps, disclosed the secret
of their wonderful cures, radium having been
found to be the active principle.
Eureka Springs is a modern city of five
thousand people, with magnificent hotels, beau-
tiful homes, good public schools, a college for
young women, many churches. It is known as
one of the cleanest cities in the world - City of
complete living.
For those who have been "long in city pent,"
this city of pure air and pure water, located 2,000
feet above sea level - the "Zenith City of the
Ozarks" - affords a place of perfect rest. No song
of the mosquito is ever heard, and the nights are
cool throughout the summer.
For the pleasure seeker there are horseback
rides to hundreds of places of interest; there are
fishnics on the nearby rivers, and the usual social
fetes of summer resorts. In the summer time
great numbers come up from father South to
escape the heat, and in the winter the people of
the North find this climate ideal. The great cities
of every section send those seeking a pleasant
vacation to Eureka Springs, where one can dream
and forget the turmoil of life.
BASIN SPRINGS FOUNTAINS.
"LET THOSE DRINK NOW WHO NEVER DRANK BEFORE,
AND THOSE WHO ALWAYS DRANK, NOW DRINK THE MORE."
BAND STAND AT BASIN PARK.
Photo by Calohan.
FAMOUS BASIN SPRING.
BASIN PARK HOTEL.
Photo by Calohan
MAGNETIC SPRINGS.
THE CRESCENT.Photo By Rosser.
PIVOT ROCK.
PHOTO by ROSSER
THE THACH.
LOVER'S LEAP AT HARDIN GSPRING.
RAILWAY STATION.
FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST SCIENTIST.
HIGH SCHOOL AND INDUSTRIAL ARTS BUILDINGS.
SANITARIUM LAKE.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH.
SCENE ALONG WHITE RIVER.
PUBLIC LIBRARY.
THE TUNNEL.
CATHOLIC CHURCH NEAR THE CRESCENT.

Physical Description

Color souvenir postcard folder, 4 .25" x 3 .25" closed; 44" x 3 .25" open

Keywords

Postcards; Tourism; Hotels; Vacations; Resorts

Geographical Area

Eureka Springs, Carroll County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

ASA postcard collection, G1244

Resource Type

Image

Collection

ASA postcard collection

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Souvenir Folder of Eureka Springs, Arkansas, ASA postcard collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

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