For close to a hundred years Blount Springs was the center of society for many of the elite of Alabama and the South. It served as a watering place and social gathering spot serving the planter class and later the industrialists of the New South. Patrons came to enjoy the health-giving water, dancing, spirits and especially legal gambling Preserving history is an important aspect of our society that, unfortunately, is often overlooked in our fast-paced, I want it now world. Slow down and take a look at a time when leisure and socializing were the preferred way to spend time. Look back at a cure for life�s ills and pains that were available at the �Saratoga of the South�.