Friday, September 16, 2011

Eureka Springs Underground Tour

The Eureka Springs underground Tour, is not just an another attraction, but in here in Eurkea Springs a place in which history was well recorded. Eureka Springs resident Carrie Amelia Moore Nation
(November 25, 1846 - June 9, 1911) was a member of the temperance movement, which opposed alcohol in pre-Prohibition America. She is particularly noteworthy for promoting her viewpoint through vandalism. On many occasions Nation would enter an alcohol-serving establishment and attack the bar with a hatchet.
Nation was a large woman, almost 6 feet (180 cm) tall and weighing 175 pounds (79 kg) and of a somewhat stern countenance. She described herself as "a bulldog running along at the feet of Jesus, barking at what He doesn't like,"[1] and claimed a divine ordination to promote temperance by smashing up bars.
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Later life, death, and legacy
Nation's anti-alcohol activities became widely known, with the slogan "All Nations Welcome But Carrie" becoming a bar-room staple. Nation, a proud woman more given to sermonizing than entertaining landed in the Ozarks for her final sermons.
Near the end of her life in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, she founded the home known as Hatchet Hall. Ill in mind and body, she collapsed during a speech in a Eureka Springs park, and was taken to a hospital in Leavenworth, Kansas. She died there on June 9, 1911,and was buried in an unmarked grave in Belton City Cemetery in Belton, Missouri.
Downtown-n-Underground Tour
With fresh script changes and new access to the Underground this year's tour is fresh, exciting and Incredibly interesting.

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