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    Dec 2003
    Porter Township, Western Schuylkill County, Pa.
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    Crab Orchard Springs, KY 1875.

    Nashville union and American. (Nashville, Tenn.), 04 June 1875.

    Location on the Knoxville Branch of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad,
    at the Base of the Cumberland Range of Mountains.

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    https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/l...arRange&page=1

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    Dec 2003
    Porter Township, Western Schuylkill County, Pa.
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    In 1827, entrepreneur Jack Davis established the first resort, and, by the 1860s, Crab Orchard Springs had developed into one of the most sought after hydrotherapy resorts in Kentucky. Advertisements ran in Kentucky newspapers touting the curative powers of the waters and offering information on stagecoach lines to the springs.Crab Orchard Springs thrived into the late nineteenth century. However, as American society became more independently mobile with the rise of the automobile, people sought out different forms of recreation and entertainment and turned away from the mineral bathing resorts. In 1897, the resort was purchased by Joe Willis, who operated it until 1922. After it closed, the hotel served as a school building. Today, not much remains of Crab Orchard Springs except for the memories and extant images of this once flourishing resort.

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    https://explorekyhistory.ky.gov/items/show/567
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    Thanks Jeff, good article! Wonder if people were at all disturbed by the use of the word "Crab" being associated with a "Mineral Bath?"
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