Bella Vista

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Bella Vista, located in the southwest corner of the Ozark Mountains, was originally founded in the valley of Little Sugar Creek. It is a place of great natural beauty and abundant resources. First used by Native Americans as a hunting and fishing ground, the area remained sparsely settled until after the Civil War. By 1915, this beautiful valley was seen as a perfect spot for a recreational resort community. In 1917, Bella Vista was purchased by the Linebarger brothers, who created one of the nation’s premier resorts. In 1963, Cooper Communities expanded the resort into a full-time recreational retirement community, adding lakes, golf courses, and other facilities. Today, Bella Vista is a city of over 30,000 people from all over North America.
ISBN: 9781467106115
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Arkansas
Series: Images of America
Images: 229
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
The authors, Xyta Lucas and Dale Phillips, are the current copresidents of the Bella Vista Historical Society, which was founded in 1976 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The society’s mission is to preserve the unique history of Bella Vista. This goal is accomplished through the exhibits, extensive photograph resources, and artifact collections housed in the Bella Vista Historical Museum. This publication presents a small sampling of these collections.
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