History

Women’s History Month: Josie Fernandez

Josie Fernandez was superintendent of Hot Springs National Park from 2004 to 2018 — the first woman to lead the park. Fernandez served a total of 25 years in the National Park Service, with 14 being spent in Hot Springs.

Raye Montague

Women’s History Month: Raye Montague

Raye Montague was an internationally registered professional engineer with the U.S. Navy who is credited with the first computer-generated rough draft of a U.S. naval ship.

Faye Clarke

Women’s History Month: Faye Clarke

Faye Clarke co-founded the Educate the Children Foundation, which was created to support rural and impoverished school districts with donations of educational materials.

Anita Pointer

Women’s History Month: Anita Pointer

Anita Marie Pointer is an original member of the singing group the Pointer Sisters. Pointer’s parents were Arkansas natives and she attended school in Arkansas for a few years during her childhood.