Basin Spring Park - Eureka Springs AR
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Where's George
N 36° 24.131 W 093° 44.271
15S E 433838 N 4028810
Quick Description: This plaque is on the upper level of the park, above the bandshell, hidden in a cave-like area of the rocks.
Location: Arkansas, United States
Date Posted: 11/18/2012 10:41:28 AM
Waymark Code: WMFQDN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member arkansas stickerdude
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Long Description:
Basin Spring Park

Basin Spring the legendary Indian healing spring known to Native Americans and early pioneer settlers, is the heart of Eureka Springs. The first crowds of health seekers encamped here in 1879. Drawn by the promise of near miraculous cures, the city was named on this site July 4, 1879. The first governing body, the Committee of Twelve was elected here in August 1879. The first townsite survey was platted with the spring and surrounding reservation of protected land as its centerpiece. A plan of lots, blocks and streets, extending in all directions, encompassed many other nearby springs.

In 1890, the Eureka Springs Board of Public Affairs created a formal setting for the spring with limestone walls, fountains, and walks. About 1921, the original wood gazebo was replaced with the band-shell still regularly used for public performances. Following World War I, the “Doughboy” statue was placed as a memorial to local men who served their country.
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