Betting On Thermal Baths, Not Crap Tables

More than seven years have passed since I last strolled from my grandmother's Reconstruction-era home up Park Avenue into downtown Hot Springs, Ark. It was a walk into an American time warp. Little has changed since my last, sad visit in 1989, when Gram, known to others as Catherine Stanfield March, died at 88.

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