People of various indigenous cultures long visited the springs for this sacred purpose. The European Americans also believed that the springs had healing powers. After the Europeans arrived, they described the waters of the springs as having magical powers. Alvah Jackson was credited in American history with locating the spring, and in claimed that the waters of Basin Spring had cured his eye ailments. Jackson established a hospital in a local cave during the Civil War and used the waters from Basin Spring to treat his patients. After the war, Jackson marketed the spring waters as "Dr.
Also visit the state and national offender registries. The addresses posted on this offender registry by the Hot Spring County Sheriff's Office may be in error due to the improper reporting by the offenders. Red Sexually Dangerous Person. These are individuals with impaired judgment or control who have sexual or violent compulsions that they lack the ability to control. This may be due to pedophilia or other disorder of sexual attraction mental illness or personality disorder that distorts thinking, interferes with behavioral control, and predisposes the person to acts of predatory sexual violence. Sexual compulsions are likely to be present, but may be kept under control when relapse prevention plans are followed and treatment is continued.
The Quapaw Bathhouse, along Hot Springs' famed "Bathhouse Row" Discovery and settlement[ edit ] Members of many Native American tribes had been gathering in the valley for untold numbers of years to enjoy the healing properties of the thermal springs. In , Father Marquette and Jolliet explored the area and claimed it for France. The Treaty of Paris ceded the land to Spain; however, in control was returned to France until the Louisiana Purchase of In December , Dr. George Hunter and William Dunbar made an expedition to the springs, finding a lone log cabin and a few rudimentary shelters used by people visiting the springs for their healing properties.