Hot Springs, Arkansas, has a colorful history surrounding the hot springs, or “vapor springs,” as they were sometimes called. In early days, the springs were known for their healing properties by the surrounding Indian tribes. Anglos began going to the springs in about 1830, but it wasn’t until the railroad was brought to the town that the tourist spa industry really took off.
By the turn of the 20th century, the small town had become a tourist attraction where famous people from all over the country went for the curing properties of the hot springs. It is known as the first American health resort.
The town adopted the motto, “We Bathe the World,” and this motto shows prominently on the plate.
The following Hot Springs locations are labeled and depicted on the plate:
The Arlington Hotel
Army and Navy Hospital
Oaklawn Race Track
Observation Tower (165 Ft. High)
Bath House Row
This Hot Springs collector plate is 9 3/4 inches in diameter.
Excellent condition. No chips, crazing, or cracks.