Monday, August 2, 2010
Eureka Springs Kings River
Trigger Gap takes its name from a mountain located just to the Northeast named Trigger Mountain. The "Gap" relates to the mountain crossing. Imagine the difficulty of driving a mule team up and down these mountain roads long ago and crossing the Kings River at Trigger Gap. Some historians think that the Boston Mountains where the Kings River origninates may derive their name from the difficulty of crossing them. According to one version, some pioneers of the Ozarks referred to any difficult task as "a Boston." Crossing these mountains by wagon, horse or foot was indeed "a Boston." For a peek into the hardships of a traveler crossing the river here long ago, have a look at Mark Twain's description of Travel on the Overland Stage, July-August, 1861, from chapter 2 in his book, Roughing It. Just a short trip from the Angel at Rose Hall,Bed and Breakfast and Wedding Chapel, Eureka Springs Arkansas.