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Hot Springs Eternal – Storied national park celebrates its centennial  

Renowned author Dee Brown once praised the Hot Springs bathhouses for radiating a “spirit of elegance and luxury, reminiscent of old Rome at the height of its pagan glory.” Those man-made splendors, mingling with the allures of nature, continue to make Hot Springs National Park a nonpareil pleasure during this year’s centennial marking its establishment

Petit Jean State Park honors founder with new visitor center – A vision for the future

  While working for the Fort Smith Lumber Co. as a company physician in 1907, Dr. T.W. Hardison found another calling to a life already filled with service.  In addition to medicine, Hardison would become the founder of Arkansas’ State Parks system, serving it in various roles for decades until his death in 1957. It

‘Call Tom Hasten’

  I took a screen shot of my “Task List” today. It shows that I have one seriously overdue task, one that dates back to Jan. 30, 2014. The bad thing about this task is that it can never be completed. There are no “do-overs.” My busy life has moved on. I would like to