If you walk a couple of blocks southwest of Basin Spring, where our tour began yesterday, you’ll come to Calif Spring (various spellings throughout the years) on the grounds of the Eureka Springs Historical Museum. The spring is now sealed in a rock roundhouse, where in years past its waters were purified by ultraviolet light.
The museum gift shop kindly carries a few copies of my “People of the Waters” novels, if you’re in town and looking!
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.