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About The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903 | View Entire Issue (May 19, 1894)
HOT SPRINGS, S. D.
Minnekahta (Hot) Springs, S. D., is five years old. Tho rheumatic
ranchman of early days, or tho cowboy who liret took a run this
was to soothe tho exasperation of tho "Texas itch," took his bath in
an Indian tub hewn out of stone in the Bhape of a moccasin. This
u re-seekers and recreation "fiends, who fill up hotels, exhaust livery
barns, tramp over the mountains, through the glens, explore the
caverns, swim in the magnificent plunge bath, from morn till night,
and wind up tho day by "tripping the light fantastic" till midnight.
True, the rheumatics who take the baths are soon limbered up, and
participate in the recreations of the pleasure-seekers, and none
among the throng are so grateful as these to "Mother Earth" for her
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tub was tho nucleus of a little thermal town of tepees, which soon
meltedjaway- before a claim cabin; and this claim cabin, constituting
to itself what might be called the old quarter, has been put on
wheels and unceremoniously trotted off to the far end of the town
to make way for the Etone hotel. One must not for a n oment
assume that only invalids are attracted here. On the contrary, each
spring the place is literally ovenun taken rcEECEsion of by pleas-
fountains of health, or the beautiful place and superb climate in
which she chose to establish her sanitarium. Here are both health
and pleasure. The baths are supplied by four main springs here,
and one large and several smaller springs at tho Catholicon, one and
one-half miles east, the largest of which goes to form a luxurious
plunge 2(Xx50 feet. This water that caresses you deliciou jly with
its tiny bubbles rises outof thegroundatatemperatureofOGdegrees.
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CHEYENNE FALLS, NEAR HOT SPBINGS, S. D., ON THE BURLINGTON ROUTE.
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