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Chasing phantoms, By Golly

Trying to verify stories that “everybody knows” about Eureka Springs can be like chasing phantoms. Much of the town’s history was handed down orally for gene...

Words matter

Some small choices nagged at me while working on my upcoming book. Should I write “desperados” or “desperadoes”? “Election Day” or “election day”? “900” or ...

A resolution worth keeping

If you haven’t decided on a New Year’s resolution yet, an easy one would be to go see the Museum of Eureka Springs Art.

Looking back at 2023

Eureka Springs historian June Westphal passed away last week at age 85. I’ll talk more about June and her accomplishments in a later post, but this week, I w...

Tall tales and long horizons

Eureka Springs’ population and economy declined after its 1880s and ’90s heyday, but its history didn’t get any less interesting.

An indulgent date night

A thriving restaurant scene has long been part of Eureka Springs’ draw, so it’s no surprise a few pop up here and there in my upcoming book, Welcome to Eurek...