The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 98, July 1994 - April, 1995 Page: 428
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
Wizard Wells Toga Sulhur -Daly Sprgs
Stovll Hot Wel CampbellA Hules Sprgs
Sovall lHot Well A Oran Wlnn.bor-
Putnam Mineral Wells Philrs _ ' s 'sprgs
A 0 A . Thorp's Sprg Capp's Rosborough
Grogan Wells Mangum len Rose Midyt
Duffau m Chalybeat City
Indian Hot Sprgs Christoval Sulphur Lampasas ooanll Sartoga
Georgetown * " * Kellum's
Sisterdale Roger's Well Sour Lak
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Harlandale Hot Wells Sour
Hot Sprgs Terrell Sutherland Sprgs
Texas's Mineral Water Spas.
Texas is blessed with an abundance of hot and cold mineral waters.
More than one hundred recognized springs and wells with varying
chemical characteristics, including temperature, mineral composition,
and volume are to be found in different terrains. Developed medicinal
wells and springs encompassed most of the state, the Panhandle and
South Texas being notable exceptions (see map). Although some large
springs, such as San Solomon Springs and Comanche Springs, flowed in
West Texas, most people did not regard them as especially therapeutic.
At least 105 of 254 counties boasted some medicinal mineral waters (see
appendix), although it is probable that almost all counties had at least
one small, locally used mineral well or spring.2
The 189os was the peak era for resort establishment when fifty-four
new places sprang up. However, there were earlier periods when springs
2 Some governmental sources, including USGS reports on bottled water sales, never pinpoint-
ed the exact location of certain medicinal waters. The sources for all these localities have been
documented in Janet Valenza, "Places Lived, Places Lost: Taking the Waters in Texas" (Ph.D.
diss., University of Texas at Austin, 1992).
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