Hot Springs, Arkansas

30"

Digital C-prints

2015

Space Return 12

Hot Springs, AR

On March 16, 1899, one of the more significant Wild West gunfights took place in Hot Springs. Five men lost their lives as a result of the incident that involved two separate law enforcement agencies representing the Flynn and Doran gambling factions.Although a series of trials took place following the shootings, illegal gambling and corrupt law enforcement continued to persist in Hot Springs into the 1960’s. This gun feud took place along Central Avenue and that road remains a hot bed of tourist activity to this day.