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dc.date1870?-1890?
dc.date.accessioned2007-01-03T05:57:20Z
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-03T09:27:53Z
dc.date.available2007-01-03T05:57:20Z
dc.date.available2022-02-03T09:27:53Z
dc.identifierlibimagesSC109
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11124/9851
dc.descriptionCollier's Rocky Mountain Scenery. Published at Central City Colorado.
dc.descriptionNo. 154. Clear Creek Series. - Ocean Bath. This is a charming spot. The bath here is 40 feet in length by 20 feet in width, and 4 feet deep. There are also a number of private bath-rooms. The medicinal properties of these springs may be determined by the following analysis: Proportions to gallon: Carb. of Soda, 30.80; Carb. of Lime, 9.52; Carb. of Magnesia, 2,88; Carb. of Iron, 4.12; Sulph. of Soda, 29.36; Sulph. of Magnesia, 18.72; Sulph. of Lime, 3.44; Chloride of Sodium, 4.16; Chlorides of Calicum and Magnesium, each a trace; Silicate of Soda, 400. Grains, 107. This bath is owned by Mr. Montague, who takes pleasure in giving every attention to the comforts of the tourist and invalid--Verso.
dc.descriptionDate scanned: 2000-10-23.
dc.descriptionIdentifier: SC109.
dc.descriptionMounted on cardboard; text on front and verso.
dc.descriptionRelated stereopairs: SC155
dc.descriptionHeld in the Russell L. and Lyn Wood Mining History Archive, Arthur Lakes Library, Colorado School of Mines.
dc.description.abstractStereopair showing Ocean Bath, a hot mineral bath house in Idaho Springs. George Jackson observed vapors rising from the hot springs along Soda Creek while prospecting in 1858. The area was being actively prospected and worked by 1859 and a Cornish miner, James Jack, and his son actually attempted to mine the hot springs despite the mine shaft filling with hot water. Although the hot springs were used occasionally by the miners for bathing, Dr. E. M. Cummings was the first to commercialize the site. Cummings purchased the property in 1863, built a flimsy bath house over James Jack's mine shaft, and charged a fee for entry. Harrison Montague, a local businessman, purchased the hot springs in 1871, and charged the miners twenty-five cents for a towel and bath. To make the bathing establishment into an attraction for tourists and health seekers traveling to Idaho Springs, Montague built a new bath house, Ocean Bath. Ocean Bath had a swimming area with separate sections for men ...
dc.description.sponsorshipSponsored by the Colorado State Library, the regional library systems of Colorado, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
dc.publisherColorado School of Mines. Arthur Lakes Library
dc.rightsRights management statement available at: http://library.mines.edu/digital/rights.html
dc.subjectGeothermal resources
dc.subjectMineral waters
dc.subjectBuildings, hospital and health
dc.subjectPeople
dc.titleOcean Bath, Idaho Springs
dc.typeStillImage
dc.contributor.institutionArthur Lakes Library
dc.contributor.institutionCollier's Rocky Mountain Scenery
dc.contributor.institutionColorado Digitization Project
dc.contributor.institutionRussell L. and Lyn Wood Mining History Archive


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