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Hot Springs claims

An acquaintance wrote recently, inquiring if I knew anything about John Percival or Perciful, believed to be the first American to settle at what is today Hot Springs. Perciful was indeed an early settler, but he is primarily known to Arkansas history as being one of the many people who claimed ownership of the valley of the vapors.

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