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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 first 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 shape of a moccasin. This
ure-seekere and recreation "fiends,'' who fill up hotels, exhaust livery
barns, tramp over the mountains, through the glens, explore tho
cavernB, swim in tho magnificent plunge bath, from morn till night,
and wind up the day by "tripping tho light fantastic" till midnight.
True, tho 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
tub was the nucleus of a little thermal town of tepees, which soon
meltedj'awayi before a claim cabin; and this claim cabin, constituting
to itself what might bo called the old quarter, has been put on
wheels and unceremoniously trotted oil to the far end of the town
to make way for the stone hotel. One must not for a n oment
assume that only invalids are attracted here. On the contrary, each
spring the place is literally overrun taken rcsECEsion 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 the Catholicon, one and
one-half miles east, the largest of which goes to form a luxurious
plunge 200x50 feet. This water that caresses you deliciou jly with
its tiny bubbles rises outof thegroundatatemperatureofOGdegrees.
CHEYENNE FALLS, NEAK HOT SPBINGS, S. D., ON THE BURLINGTON ROUTE.
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