By Orval Allbritton
The history of a place, the things that make it what it is today, are not all beauty and architecture and heroic residents. The history of a place is also made up of evil overcome, violence conquered, corruption vanquished, bad men and women as well as good.
Sometimes a place is marked by the smell of gunsmoke. Orval Allbritton understands that.
Allbritton has crafted a 284-page softcover that looks at the sometimes violent events that (together with our heroes, our beauty, and our natural and man-made treasures) influenced the creation of Hot Springs, Arkansas.