This is my first attempt at blogging. I plan on updating about what's going on in Eureka and throw in a little history. In springtime, I'll report on what's blooming... The Dogwoods are exquisite this year. And weather reports.
I have lived here 42 years and I still love it here. Wildflower Cottages are located on what's known as "East Mountain". During Eureka's "hay day", back at the turn of the century, our side of town was where the "Mohawks" lived. The other side of town was where the "Silk Stockings" lived. The laborers "Mohawks" lived on East Mountain and worked for the rich folks "Silk Stockings" on West Mountain. The Mohawks got to town using "Jacob's Ladder". It's a concrete staircase connecting Main Street with East Mountain. It was originally built of wood until the '50's when concrete was poured. It's located a few yards from Wildflower Cottage and has many steps (some say 200 steps, but I've never counted) to get you downtown in record time. Getting back up the mountain staircase burns hundreds of calories! A real "Stair Master". I will be posting photos of the neighborhood so folks can see the side of Eureka Springs that we call home.