Springs, Shoals and Stevie Nicks

Just when you think you've heard all the Arkansas springs: Hot, Heber, Eureka, Elm, Gum, Siloam, Whelen, Valley, Mammoth, Warm, Sulpher and Witts. (No need to check me, I'm sure I left some off the list.) I found another one: Ravenden Springs, Arkansas. Can any other state claim this many 'springs'?

My favorite town names are the biblical names. Don't try to match them up with scriptures though, the towns can't live up to the hype. Jerusalem, Mt Olive, Mt Judea, Zion and, my favorite, Promise Land, Arkansas. Speaking of hype, poor underachieving Nashville and Paris, right?

I recently ran across a new 'shoal' - Tumbling Shoals. Most of us have heard of Bull Shoals but I didn't realize we had a Tumbling Shoals in Arkansas too. What's a shoal? Webster's says the definition of SHOAL is 1: shallow; 2:  a sandbank or sandbar that makes the water shallow. So, now we all know.

Sadly, my favorite springs - Silver Springs - made famous by Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks when she and Lindsey Buckingham ended their relationship, was about place in Maryland.

Here's one I left off the Arkansas list: Black Springs. I'm sure you'll think of others.

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Elmer Fudd
Elmer Fudd 02/25/14 - 03:03 pm

even sadder is the real breakup song written and sung by Lindsey and the rest of the band including Stevie whom rumor has it was not at all happy with the lyrics. Take a listen to Go Your On Way and see what you think. By the way Buckingham is one of the top guitarist in the business.

Rhonda Overbey
Rhonda Overbey 02/25/14 - 03:31 pm
I heart Lindsey

I didn't know that was the story behind Go Your Own Way!
I'll listen to it completely different now.
LOVE Lindsey!

conwaygerl 02/25/14 - 03:46 pm
dont forget

London and Moscow.

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