A Guide to the Virginia Springs

A Guide to the Virginia Springs

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"[...] In the county of Monroe, in one of the most beautiful valleys by nature in Western Virginia, seventeen miles southeast of the White Sulphur, are the Sweet Springs. The improvements here are extensive and comfortable, but not so handsome as some of the other watering-places. Dr. Bell, in his work on Baths and Mineral Waters, describes the medicinal properties of these waters as follows: "The water of the spring rises into a large cylindrical reservoir, from opposite sides of which it flows out by small pipes; one conveying water to the bath for the men, the other to that for the ladies. The men's bath is of a quadrangular form, surrounded by a wall, and open at the top. It is of tolerable[...]."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 118g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507508174
  • 9781507508176