Ouachita Springs Region: A Curiosity Of Nature

198 Pages | $19.00

Examines the federal government’s role in the development of Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas and the surrounding area in the unique context of a “spring’s region.” The author’s argument that many Americans in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries believed that the federal government would soon sponsor significant public health facilities in Hot Springs offers a valuable corrective to the opinion of most historians who write about public health.

Three Strangers Come to Call

131 Pages | $16.00

“….charming recreation of our community is based on accurate period detail and impeccable research. This book brings 1895 Hot Sprigs to vivid life!”

Liz Robbins, Director, Garland County Historical Society

Cedar Glades Express

149 Pages | $18.00

“A fun story about some serious topics in one of Arkansas’ most historic cities and its surrounding neighborhoods. Entertaining and factual, this narrative is an excellent venue for learning the culture of the 1890s as Hot springs and Cedar Glades come to grips with that important decade.”

Dr. C. Fred Williams, Professor of History, UALR

  • Showcased in 2011 Arkansas Literacy Festivals

Promotional map of the Ouachita River Valley in Arkansas including Cedar Glades.
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“…you know you are a published author when you are around long enough to see your work in a store that sells used books.”

John Archibald, Muscadine Press

Selected Articles

The Record (Garland Co. Historical Society):

“The USPHS Venereal Disease Clinic at Hot Springs, Arkansas: Director O. C. Wenger’s Legal Angle” (2005)

“Wayward Girls/Hard Boiled Sisters of Arkansas: Their Incarceration and Medical Treatment in Early Twentieth Century” (2008)

“A Public Health Response: 1895 Spa City Smallpox Epidemic,” (2010)

“Hot Springs, Arkansas, and the Flood of 1871,” (2013).

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