The remaining stereoviews

Collected from the ‘net a couple of years ago and since vanished, these last few stereoviews in my collection include a few more of the Crescent Hotel, the site of at least a couple of pivotal scenes in the “People of the Water” Cycle of novels.

Described in a handwritten caption as “Election Day,” this view may feature city founder-financier Powell Clayton on the light-colored mount, center.
Baptisms were a common event at the springs and other local bodies of water; this scene may have taken place at Little Lake Eureka.
The Crescent Hotel has almost always featured a well-kept landscape.
Well-manicured gardens, then as now, enhance the grounds of the Crescent.
This view of town features a visiting deer; still a common sight today.
The Crescent Dining Room is shown, with wait staff tending tables.
Now known as “Natural Bridge” (one of at least two in Arkansas), the Rock Bridge drew visitors and attention a century ago, as well.
Photographed from the natural stone dyke across the White River from Beaver Town, this view includes the railroad bridge at the Narrows.
The original Crescent Spring gazebo can be seen at left by the Presbyterian Manse. First Presbyterian Church is across the street at the far right, next to Powell Clayton’s home with the striped-shingle roof. This may have been a parade or funeral procession.


About W. Keith Brenton

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.
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