Monday, October 27, 2014

Hot Springs, Arkansas: Bill Clinton's boyhood home

President Bill Clinton usually is associated with Hope, Arkansas, since that's where he was born. Yet he probably has a stronger connection to Hot Springs.

Clinton moved up the road at the age of eight, arriving in Hot Springs in 1954. This is where the family landed - not particularly far from Central Avenue and the National Park area. As you can see by the picture, the current owners aren't anxious to show you around. But that rock in the bottom right does proclaim this to be Clinton's boyhood home.

It is a little tough to park along the road, so turn into a side street and make the quick walk to 1011 Park Ave. He later moved to 213 Scully in 1961, and stayed for three years. There is literature at the visitors' centers in the area about where Clinton went to school, church and bowling.

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