First of all, you can get a brief history of Eureka Springs HERE.
People came to Eureka Springs hoping the curative waters would heal their ills. The springs there were very cold, so the water was heated before the people got into it. Drinking the water was also supposed to fix what ailed you.
This Saturday Cliff and I will be participating in a tractor cruise. We'll get on the massive Oliver 1855, drive to Lexington on it, meet with others from Cliff's tractor club, and then parade twenty miles to Higginsville. Once we meet the group at Lexington, I have to ride on a trolley with some women I don't know whose husbands, like mine, didn't put "buddy seats" on their tractors. The rules state the driver can only have a rider if he has rigged up a special seat for her. I am not as enthusiastic about this whole thing as Cliff is, but it might make a good blog entry, so wish me luck.