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dc.date1870?-1890?
dc.date.accessioned2007-01-03T05:57:29Z
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-03T09:21:56Z
dc.date.available2007-01-03T05:57:29Z
dc.date.available2022-02-03T09:21:56Z
dc.identifierlibimagesSC155
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11124/9903
dc.descriptionCollier's Rocky Mountain Scenery. Published at Central City Colorado.
dc.descriptionNo. 153. Clear Creek Series - Mammoth and Ocean Baths, Idaho. Here is one of the largest bathing establishments in Colorado. To the left is the Mammoth, and in the distance the Ocean Bath, celebrated for their hot soda springs, which have been found efficacious in the cure of chronic diseases. The mountain in the distant back-ground is the 'Old Chief,' which is over 11,000 feet above sea level--Verso.
dc.descriptionDate scanned: 2000-10-19.
dc.descriptionIdentifier: SC155.
dc.descriptionMounted on cardboard; text on front and verso.
dc.descriptionRelated stereopairs: SC109.
dc.descriptionHeld in the Russell L. and Lyn Wood Mining History Archive, Arthur Lakes Library, Colorado School of Mines.
dc.description.abstractStereopair showing Mammoth Bath, with Ocean Bath in the background. These were hot mineral bath houses 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 ...
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.titleMammoth Bath and Ocean 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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