Days In El Dorado

El Dorado, AR Makes CNN List of Best Small Towns

El Dorado, Arkansas: Raising the boom Then: Home to a 1920s oil rush that brought high hopes, rows of new buildings and 30,000 people to “Arkansas’ Original Boomtown,” the golden opportunity of El Dorado’s namesake gave way to the Great Depression and perpetual economic hardship. By 1980, the town’s commercial district was barely ticking. Now: Thanks to one huge civic mobilization, mass restorations, a

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