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Bristol Hills Historical Society opens Burning Springs site for Memorial Day weekend

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The Bristol Hills Historical Society will host the annual opening of Bristol’s historic Burning Springs site on Memorial Day weekend. The site, known for its natural gas flares and scenic creekside waterfall, will be open to the public for free on May 25-26 from noon to 5 p.m.

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Alan Jones, the site owner, will give daily lectures at 2 p.m. on the history of the Burning Springs, which the Seneca regarded as sacred. The event, featuring gardens with a large collection of peonies, will also offer the society’s book “History and Mystery: The Folklore and Legends of the Bristol Hills” for sale.

Visitors are encouraged to consider a $5 donation to support the society’s preservation efforts, including costly repairs to the century-old Grange Hall. The Burning Springs farm is located at 4348 Case Road, Bristol. More information is available on the society’s website and Facebook page.