This 1906 newspaper ad tells potential visitors that a pleasant horseback ride in the woods is available via the Frisco Railroad and its connecting line to Eureka Springs. Stan, one of the characters in my novel “The Water Cure,” works for that connecting line, the Missouri & North Arkansas Railroad. (St. Louis Daily Globe-Democrat)
I’m not sure whether the novel’s beast-of-burden Neddie would have taken riders or not. Perhaps Jen.
W. Keith Brenton is a retired communication specialist, minister and passenger train conductor, living and writing in the historic resort village Eureka Springs, Arkansas. He is the widowed adoptive dad of Matt and Laura, and Pop-Pop to one grandchild. He enjoys drinking the local water, but unfortunately doesn’t look any younger than his actual age.