This marker was installed at the front gate area thanking all of the investors back in the 1970's. Now it is sitting beside the Arkansas Twister waiting for a new use, at the new park. The park has talked about doing something with it. I suggested dropping it off in my front yard, and I'm still holding my breath....
I have always called this, "the tombstone for a dead park" because from a distance it looks like a gravestone.
To All That Enter This Magic Place
Is your wonderland of fun, and beauty. Here you can set aside the cares, and anxieties of everyday living, and relive with childlike awareness the happiest of memories, and enact what might have only been dreamed.
Magic Springs is dedicated to the ideas, and determination of the following men who nurtured a spark, oft dimmed, into a bright shinning star. A star, that will provide wholesome family fun for millions, and millions to come.
July 22, 1978
John G Astmos, Bert Botter Jr., Robert E. Browning, Pete Burtness,
Evans McKinley Bush, Cecil Cupp Jr., Leslie F. Green,
James P. Geurin, Gene Hall, John C. Hall, Raymond Hall,
Edward M. Harvey, Andy Hudson, James Jett, Dan R. Lasater,
Larry Meyers, Bill Moore, Don M. Schnipper, Chester Shaw,
Doyle Shireley Jr., Wayne G. Slife, Billy Jack Smith,James A. Smith,
Dr. Donald Splann, Archie Sutton, Bob J. Sykes,James P. Tucker,
Draughtin Vincentic, Hill Wheatly, Herman Wilson Jr., Robert E. Wheeler,
Herman Wilson, Grover "Pete" Wilson, Richard A. Wolever