Steamboat Springs is world renowned for the ski mountain that overshadows the town, but it was the multitude of springs that drew Ute Indians and then the first white settlers to this valley. John Crawford, Steamboat's founder, envisioned a town where people traveled from around the world to take part in the healing properties of the waters. The various springs were believed to cure everything from rheumatism, gout and dyspepsia to virulent blood disorders and skin diseases. While some springs have disappeared and others were sacrificed in the name of progress, many--including Old Town Hot Springs and Strawberry Park Hot Springs--still beckon visitors to bask in their sparkling waters.
|Publisher:||History Press, The|
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About the Author
Dagny McKinley has an MFA from Naropa in Boulder, Colorado. She has worked as a copywriter and content developer for companies from San Diego to Colorado. Her volunteer work includes the Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Wood River Animal Shelter and Yosemite National Park. She has been a member of the Steamboat Springs hot springs team since 2006.
Table of Contents
1 A Brief History of the Mineral Waters of Steamboat Springs 15
2 Black Sulphur Spring 53
3 Crawford Spring 57
4 Iron Spring 61
5 Lake Spring 67
6 Lithia Spring or Milk Spring 71
7 Narcissus/Terrace Spring 83
8 Old Town Hot Springs 87
9 Soda Spring 115
10 The Steamboat Spring 125
11 Strawberry Park Hot Springs 135
12 Sulphur Cave Spring 159
13 Sulphur Spring 169
14 In Memoriam of Lost Springs 175
About the Author 187
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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