Photography courtesy of Hot Springs National Park.
On opposite page: Fire and flood strike Marquette Hotel, left, 719 Central Ave., 1923. At top: Kress store, 618-622 Central Ave., 1923. Middle: Broken asphalt and damaged cars, 400 block of Central Avenue, 1923. Bottom: The 1871 flood, north end of Valley Street, now Central Avenue.
Elizabeth Robbins and the staff of the Garland County Historical Society are ready to tackle your questions about Hot Springs’ rich history each month. Just write Ask Liz at P.O. Box 580, Hot Springs, AR 71902, or email edi[email protected] hotspirngsonthego.com.