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Vintage Arkansas - Hot Springs National Park by Yesterdays-Paper Vintage Arkansas - Hot Springs National Park by Yesterdays-Paper
Antique souvenir postcard
Circa 1956


Hot Springs National Park 
The only spa in the U.S.A. under direct regulation of the federal government. 

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Hot Springs National Park is a U.S. National Park in Garland County, Arkansas, adjacent to the city of Hot Springs, the county seat. Hot Springs Reservation was initially created by President Andrew Jackson and an act of Congress on April 20, 1832 to be preserved for future recreation.
Established before the concept of a national park existed, it was the first time that a piece of land had been set aside by the federal government to preserve its use as an area for recreation.

Yellowstone National Park may have the official designation as the nationʼs first National Park but now you know who really was first! ;)


Hot Springs fun facts 


Baseball Emoji During the late 1800ʼs and 1900ʼs Hot Springs was the off-season capital of Major League Baseball. The Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh Pirates, Brooklyn Nationals, Chicago White Stockings, and the Boston Red Sox all held spring training in Hot Springs.
Flying Alligator The Alligator Farm in Hot Springs was the first of its kind in the country when it opened back in 1902.
It is the oldest tourist attraction in the State of Arkansas.
Gangster fella (Actions) Hot Springs was a neutral territory for gangsters from Chicago and New York who would come down to enjoy the baths, casinos and racing.

Bill Clinton Amirite William Jefferson Clinton, 42nd President of the United States, grew up in Hot Springs and graduated from Hot Springs High School in 1964.


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