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Eureka Springs, Arkansas is centered within ten to fifteen miles of myriads of magnificent pearls of Nature; which include rivers, creeks, springs, lakes, ponds, falls, caves, cliffs, mountains, bluffs, gulches, hollows, ravines, trails, bridle paths, deer tracks, and many more by any other name — including fantastic rock formations.
Eureka Springs — not just its historic district, but also in the surrounding areas, offers a delight to visitors who wish to seek out home gardens, spring gardens, rock gardens, and even forests abounding in wildflowers. And the Autumn season in Eureka Springs presents a magnificent array of colors to behold; and, as well, an un-expecting beauty peaks forth during the brief Winter months.
In 1903, Madeline Bridges wrote: “Eureka Springs is so deliciously irregular. Its odd little passages and winding roads, its crooked streets, its steep ascents, or descents – tempt you on and on – many times a strenuous climb – but, Oh! The glorious views from the heights will repay you!”
And in 2008, a young, Ms. Andi Hamilton wrote: “Eureka Springs is truly Eye Candy for the Soul.”
Visitors today are able to reap the magnificence and glory in what the early settlers and builders of Eureka Springs had created by enriching and protecting such a special Shangri-la. Eureka Springs offers itself as a huge beautiful Park, always in full array during the growing seasons.
This book has a unique Travelogue format by relating its story in a 1905setting, The main characters consist of two sisters who visit Eureka Springs for their first time and they meet a young man who willing offers companion services by escorting them to many beautiful and interesting locations. This excursion takes place mostly on horseback as a means of capturing the magnificence of their planned destinations.
Color photographs of many current day scenes are displayed in contrast to the many period photos reflecting on the many points of interest during the early 1900s.