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Warm Springs: Commissioners’ sale of the Warm Springs, 1871

Commissioners’ sale of the Warm Springs, a celebrated watering place in Bath County, Virginia. [Lexington, Virginia, Virginia gazette print] 1871. Special Collections, University of Virginia Library.

This broadside states, “This ancient and celebrated watering place is noted and esteemed for its medicinal and curative qualities, salubrity of climate, health-giving and pleasure baths – the baths have no superior in the world. There are now five warm baths of a temperature of 96 to 98 degrees Fahrenheit, and two of them spout baths. … The WARM SPRINGS may be safely described as the Paradise of watering places.”

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