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    Hot Springs

    National Park Arkansas



Catalog Number = HOSP 7238

National Park Service image

Topographical map of Hot Springs and vicinity, circa early 1900s (lower half, cropped)

Did You Know?

black and white photo of Rector's bathhouse, a small one story frame building near the edge of Hot Springs Creek

In May 1862, Arkansas Governor Henry Massie Rector moved the state government to his hotel and bathhouse located on Hot Springs Reservation, now Hot Springs National Park. That July, the government seat was moved further south to Old Washington for the remainder of the Civil War.