Then and Now: Feb. 23, 2016
Do you recognize this scene in Eureka Springs? It's the intersection of Spring Street and Center Street, across from the Basin Park Hotel. This was the view you would have seen from the early 1900s until 1989. What happened then? Take a look at Friday's Weekend edition to see what it looks like now and read a bit of Eureka history. We have had great response to "Then and Now" and we love having readers fill in some of the missing details and history. This came from Glenn Collins about the old Outpost. Glenn's father, Vergil, built the Outpost. "Dad built the building in 1932, which he built it as a store." The historic 'Then' picture was made between 1940 and 1944. Glenn explains, "There's a white addition on the back that was built in 1940. And we stopped selling 'Lion' gasoline in 1944." So that narrows down the date of the photo. "Dad went to work for the Arkansas highway department and mother ran the store and I ran the gas station until I went into the Army in 1946." The store was sold that year to John Bohannon, then to Ray Harris.