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D uring the American "bathing experience" of the early 1900s, '20s and '30s, Hot Springs was a popular destination for the rich and famous, drawing the likes of Babe Ruth, Andrew Carnegie and F.W. Woolworth.  Gangster Al Capone and members of his mob occupied the entire fourth floor of the popula...
03/05/2007
T he first bathhouses were basically tents fashioned out of canvas and wood; these were replaced by poorly constructed wooden buildings, which either collapsed from wood rot or burned.  The bathhouses of the early 1900s, which lined Bathhouse Row, were exquisite structures replete with marble, br...
03/05/2007
D o you know what Hernando de Soto, Babe Ruth, Al Capone and Harry Truman have in common?  They have all luxuriated in Hot Springs' thermal baths.  Actually, scientists estimate that people have been drawn to these waters for the last 10,000 years.  These waters begin as rain water that is absorb...
03/05/2007
Babe hits a homer and takes home a gator!  Babe Ruth first visited Hot Springs as a young pitcher with the Boston Red Sox and often returned to take the baths and play golf.  On one such trip, he purchased a small alligator at the Alligator Farm to take back to boston as a Hot Springs souvenir.
03/04/2007
During the late 1800s and early 1900s, Hot Springs was the off-season capital of Major League baseball teams.  The Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh Pirates, Brooklyn Nationals, Chicago White Stockings and Boston Red Sox all held spring training in Hot Springs. A training ground for champions.  Heavyweigh...
03/04/2007
Tony Bennett first crooned his signature song, "I Left My Heart in San Franciso", in the early 1960s during a first reading and singing of the lyrics at the Vapors Club in Hot Springs. The Spa City had a reputation as a presidential playground in Hot Springs, Harry Truman had a favorite club wher...
03/04/2007
T he historic city of Hot Springs bears yet another distinction.  It is proud to have been the boyhood home of the 42nd President of the United States, William Jefferson Clinton.  The home of the Clintons, located at 1011 Park Avenue, is not open for tours, but you can view it from the streets of...
03/04/2007
Hot Springs is located slightly southwest of the geographic center of the state and rests amid the gently rolling Ouachita Mountains.  The city's central location offers easy access to the entire nation.  Because of its central location, Hot Springs provides a valuable transportation advantage.  ...
03/04/2007
Hot Springs celebrates one of the most significant events in its history this year.  President Andrew Jackson signed Hot Springs Reservation into existence on April 20, 1932, 175 years ago.  It was the first federally protected area in the nation's history.I believe this calls for some celebratin...
02/12/2007
Get down tonight! That's what the Summit Arena crowd will be doing Wednesday night, April 11, when KC & The Sunshine Band and Village People perform for the 2007 Hot SpringFest concert highlighting Derby Week in Hot Springs.The two groups promise the most fun-filled evening in the history of the...
02/09/2007
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