Friday, November 5, 2010
" Eureka Springs"
Q It seems some of the streets here change names as you drive along them, and the locals have their own names for many of them. Why is that?
A The original streets in Eureka Springs were Indian and animal trails. Many of today's streets have just evolved from the trails, and, although attempts were made to lay out streets on paper, some of them simply never happened, or because of the terrain, were abandoned. In 1893, three street surveys were put together to make one the Armstrong, the Riley, and the Clayton. In fact, the north end of town is still called "Clayton Survey".