Harding Spring - Eureka Springs, AR
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member paulspaper
N 36° 24.329 W 093° 44.233
15S E 433898 N 4029177
Quick Description: One of the more beautiful and picturesque springs of Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
Location: Arkansas, United States
Date Posted: 2/14/2022 4:19:40 PM
Waymark Code: WM15RA2
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Clan Riffster
Views: 1

Long Description:
From the Eureka Springs Parks website

(visit link)

Named for Emmett Harding, a photographer who began the tradition of taking souvenirs photographs of people in front of the Spring. He built a small dwelling near the spring in the summer of 1879. In 1879, the spring was accessed by a narrow wagon track along a rocky ledge, leaving little room for gathering. Hand labor was required to move a great deal of earth to create a level area in front of the spring. A wide boardwalk and a wood stairway to the top of the cliff were built at that time.

Harding Spring is known as the site of one of the most famous healings in Eureka Springs. Twenty year old Jennie Cowan had been blind for seven years following a severe illness. Jennie used the waters of Basin Spring Park for several months to no avail. She began using the waters of Harding Spring exclusively on August 22, 1880. Her sight was restored. Her exclamation, “I can see!”, created an enormous sensation among the many people visiting Eureka Springs seeking the benefits of the healing waters. Harding Spring is one of the original spring reservations established by Ordinance No. 80 dated February 16, 1886.
Public or Private Land?: Public

Public Land Fees?: No charge

Private Land access?: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Please post an original picture of the springs no GPS necessary along with your observations of the spring. What wildlife you saw if any and the condition of the springs. Water level was high, low. The area was clean, trashy ect. Any other knowledge or experiences you have had with this paticular spring that would help document it's history.
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