Harbin Springs Hot Springs, Booth Carr and Booth Proprietors, Lake County Cal. CALIFORNIA HEALTH, HOT SPRINGS.

Harbin Springs Hot Springs, Booth Carr and Booth Proprietors, Lake County Cal.

c. 1917.

Softcover. Very good. Accordion-folded brochure, eight 3.25" x 6" panels printed on both sides, illustrated with 10 b/w photographs of the grounds, facilities, and frolicking guests. These mineral springs in the "mountains of America's Switzerland" are reported to be famed far and wide for curing cases of rheumatism, gout, neuralgia, dropsy, catarrh, alcoholism, and kidney, liver, and stomach complaints. Indeed, "so many noted people of California and elsewhere have testified to the great cures made here by these waters that this point need not be dwelt on further." Seeking to attract the casual tourist as much as the invalid, the text touts the location's conveniences, recreational opportunities (fishing, hunting, sightseeing, games, swimming tank, dancing pavilion) and accessibility via automobile. Things haven't changed all that much. Still operational a century later, Harbin Hot Springs today offers the modern traveler the chance "to soak in the natural spring pools, sunbathe (clothing is optional), receive massages, practice yoga, attend workshops, hike the hills, or to simply relax in the embrace of nature."

Item #14142

Sold

See all items by ,