Local History

History of Hot Springs
Hi, I'm Splash, the city's spokesdrop. Take a dive with me into Hot Springs' colorful past. You'll find out lots of cool stuff!Splash
Thank goodness, water trumps fire. Hot Springs' history includes many devastating fires, but you'll see how the city came back stronger each time - largely due to its famous thermal springs! You see, it's the water that not only made Hot Springs famous, but was crucial to the city's progress.

For those of you that are fascinated by the history of the American Indians, you'll find they were a big influence on our unique city. And how neat is it that we're the only American city nestled within a national park?

C'mon, here we go!

Read more about the history of Hot Springs.

Hot Springs Postcard Past

View postcard images of historical city locations. All images are courtesy of the Garland County Historical Society.