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Sat Feb 9, 2019, 10:41 AM

4. They are indeed still fighting the Civil War down there....

Our family moved from central Wisconsin to Hot Springs Village, Ar in 1985. Smack dab in the middle of the beautiful Ouachita Mountains, this gated community had a population of about 3,000-4,000 people, mostly retirees from TX, IL and WI. We were the youngins, and constituted the work force. My husband worked on one of the golf courses and I worked for a dentist. Our 2 children went to a K-12 school outside the gates with a combined attendance of about 600 children from inside and outside the gates. It was often said "you're a Yankee if you come down to visit, you're a damn Yankee if you stay"....beautiful area, man made lakes, polished golf courses some designed by Ault, Clark and Associates, quiet with that Southern hospitality thrown in....

I digress....at that time the main 2 lane highway into Hot Springs was "scenic" Hwy 5, (there was a longer route going through miles and miles of Weyerhaeuser woods. My kids learned what a "clear cut" and a "billet hauler", etc. were from going that route). As you approach the gate of HSV (Hot Springs Village) on Hwy 5, and because you're in the mountains, you have a rather steep incline. Word was there was a sign at the top of that particular area stating "No n*****s allowed after dark".....it had been removed by "damn Yankees" about 5 years previously when the Village was gaining momentum.

I had never heard of this massacre either, does it surprise me? Truthfully, no....and it sickens me.

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