The Record – 2017


The Record 2017 is in! The cover article of the 58th edition of our yearly journal features the life and work of I. Granger McDaniel. McDaniel was a World War II hero (the inspiration for the Steve McQueen character in The Great Escape) and architect who transformed the landscape of Hot Springs with his Mid-Century designs. The front cover features a view of the McDaniel-designed Dierks Forests, Inc. (later Weyerhauser) building at 810 Whittington Avenue. The back cover shows postcards included in an article about the Jimmy J. Dowds Jr. Postcard Collection at our archives.

In between the covers, of course, are other fascinating articles and many, many photos. Our members will receive the journal as a benefit of membership, and nonmembers can purchase the journal. Its sales help fund our work, as do sales of books (like Then and Now: Hot Springs, Arkansas) and packages of note cards that feature drawings of old Hot Springs scenes.

The journal sells for $25 ($30 if mailed) and is available between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Friday, at the Garland County Historical Society archives at 328 Quapaw (phone 321-2159). It can be ordered through our website or by mail at:

Garland County Historical Society
P.O. Box 21335
Hot Springs, AR 71903.

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