The Spring - Mock Park - Prairie Grove AR
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Where's George
N 35° 58.522 W 094° 18.915
15S E 381419 N 3982015
Quick Description: This plaque, in the middle of Mock Park, tells the history of this still-active spring.
Location: Arkansas, United States
Date Posted: 10/19/2014 6:33:12 PM
Waymark Code: WMMPEP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member arkansas stickerdude
Views: 1

Long Description:
The Spring

The legend of Prairie Grove Spring tells of the spring first

being laid claim to by Tom Wagnon, a frontiersman, in 1828.

Wagnon soon traded the spring to Rev Andrew Buchanan, a

charismatic preacher, for two redemption sermons. Then

Wagnon left the valley, while Rev. Buchanan became one of

the founding fathers of Prairie Grove.

It is said that Hernando DeSoto camped at the spring in

the fall of 1541, as evidenced by the discovery at the spring

of several Spanish coins from that era.

Through the years, many famous people visited the spring,

together with the citizens who have worked hard to make the

community of Prairie Grove what it is today. May the

tradition live on.

July 2, 1998
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History of Marker: Not listed

Additional Parking: Not Listed

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