A Grand ol’ Time

Photography courtesy of the Garland County Historical Society Hot Springs knows how to throw a party! Festivals, tournaments, St. Patrick’s Day parades — we do them right.

Consolidating Classrooms

Photography courtesy of the Garland County Historical Society How many school districts existed in Garland County in 1900? As incredible as it seems, there were 64.

Parting the waters

Photography courtesy of the Garland County Historical Society The creation of our lakes started with the dream of a former Ouachita River steamboat pilot Flave Carpenter.

Anglers’ Paradise

Bank fishing on Lake Hamilton by highway 7 south. Photos courtesy of the Garland County Historical Society.

Greenway Trail

Photography courtesy of the city of Hot Springs Greenway — the very word is inviting, and the Hot Springs Creek Greenway Trail invites you to walk, jog, or bicycle on one of Hot Sp

Hot Springs Creek

Photography courtesy of the Garland County Historical Society What’s been both a curse and a blessing to Hot Springs? Hot Springs Creek.

Hot Springs Streetcars

Photography courtesy of the Garland County Historical Society “Clang, clang, clang went the trolley,” Judy Garland famously sang about St. Louis trolley cars.

Celebrating a treasure

Photography courtesy of the Garland County Historical Society After 96-year-old Mamie Ruth Abernathy’s death on Jan.

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Ask Liz

Long advertised as “The Nation’s Health Resort” and “The Greatest Health and Pleasure Resort in the World,” Hot Springs has always been a place for residents and visitors to get fi

The Record

Photography courtesy of the Garland County Historical Society Want to know more about local history? For 55 years, the Garland County Historical Society’s yearly journal has presen