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White Springs in Hamilton County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

White Sulphur Springs

“Fountain of Health”

 
 
White Sulphur Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, July 9, 2011
1. White Sulphur Springs Marker
Inscription. White Sulphur Springs was once a popular health resort, attracting large numbers of people to drink the water and bathe in the spring. This structure encircles a natural spring that was thought to possess great healing qualities. An early advertisement claimed the water cured everything from rheumatism and indigestion to dandruff and insomnia.

Constructed in 1908, the building housed a concession area, clinical examination and treatment rooms, and dressing rooms on either side of the bathing area. Mechanical gates were used to keep the river from entering the bathing pool.
 
Location. 30° 19.794′ N, 82° 45.629′ W. Marker is in White Springs, Florida, in Hamilton County. Marker is on Spring Street (U.S. 41) west of Bridge Street (State Road 136), on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: White Springs FL 32096, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Residents of White Springs (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Florida’s Original Tourist Destination (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wars and Conflicts in White Springs (approx. ¼ mile away); White Springs (approx. ¼ mile away); Apalachee Trail (approx. 12.2 miles away); Alligator (approx. 12.2 miles away); Confederate Monument (approx. 12.2 miles away); Bethel United Methodist Church (approx. 16.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in White Springs.
 
Also see . . .
White Sulphur Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, July 9, 2011
2. White Sulphur Springs Marker
 White Springs, Florida - Land of the Suwannee River. (Submitted on July 15, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
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White Sulphur Springs Marker next to US Highway 41 image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, July 9, 2011
3. White Sulphur Springs Marker next to US Highway 41
Old Image of White Sulphur Springs Spring House image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, July 9, 2011
4. Old Image of White Sulphur Springs Spring House
Old Image of people bathing and standing around the White Sulphur Springs. image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, July 9, 2011
5. Old Image of people bathing and standing around the White Sulphur Springs.
Diagram of the Spring House Complex image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, July 9, 2011
6. Diagram of the Spring House Complex
White Sulphur Springs Spring House Today image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, July 9, 2011
7. White Sulphur Springs Spring House Today
Due to the lowering of the water table in the area the springs are no longer flowing.
White Sulphur Springs Spring House Stands on the banks next to the Suwanne River. image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, July 9, 2011
8. White Sulphur Springs Spring House Stands on the banks next to the Suwanne River.
<i>Interior of Spring, White Springs, Fla.</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1910
9. Interior of Spring, White Springs, Fla.
Note that although this image is taken from the same perspective and around the same period as the Photo 5, it is not the same.
<i>The Spring House, White Springs, Fla.</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1930
10. The Spring House, White Springs, Fla.
Looking east across the Suwanee River.
Price Sheet for White Sulphur Springs and Hotel. image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, July 9, 2011
11. Price Sheet for White Sulphur Springs and Hotel.
White Sulphur Springs
"Way Down Upon The Suwannee River"
On the banks of the beautiful Suwannee River in "The Land of Flowers," is on of Nature's gifts to mankind. Here is a veritable "Fountain of Health" of abundant volume.

White Sulphur Springs Water
Largest Pure Mineral Spring
Average Flow 26,799 Gals. Per Minute

Analysis Constituent / Parts Per Million
Total Dissolved Solids at 180 degrees C. . . . 211.
Silica & Insoluble S10 2 . . . . 21.
Iron, Fe . . . . . 0.16
Calcium, Co . . . . 47.
Magnesium, Mg . . . . 12.
Sodium & Potassium, Naplusk (as na) 4.1
Bicarbonate ION (HCO 3). . . . 101.
Sulfate ION (SO 4) . . . . 18
Chloride ION, CI . . . . 6.0
Nitrate ION (NO 3). . . . Tr.
Total Almalinity as Calcium Carbonate . . . . 168

Hypothetical Combinations
Calcium Bicarbonate, Ca(HCO3)2. . . . 190
Magnesium Bicarbonate, M4(HCO3)2. . . .45
Magnesium Sulfate, Mq(SO4). . . . 23
Sodium Chloride, NoC1. . . . 10

A.P. Black, Consulting Chemical Engineer White Sulphur Springs, Inc. White Springs, Floirda

The Colonial Baths and Treatments


Hot Sulphur Tub Baths.....$1.00
Electric Light Cabinet Sweat...$1.75
Electric Light Cabinet, with Salt Glow and Oil Rub....$1.75
Electric Blanket Sweat.....$2.00
Violet Ray....$0.75
Diathermy....$1.00 to $2.00
Vibratory Massage....$0.75
Special Treatments for High Blood Pressure....$3.00
Nauheim Bath (for dilated heart)....$2.75
Colonic Irrigation....$2.00
Hot Blanket Packs....$1.00
Alpine Sun Lamp....$0.75

Treatments in Rooms, $1.00 Extra

A $14.00 ticket may be purchased for $12.50 good for the above baths and treatments.

All Baths and Treatments under the direction of a Registered Nurse, a graduate of Battle Creek Sanatarium.

The Colonial Hotel and Sanatorium

At Florida's Famous White Sulpher Springs White Springs, Florida

Rates Including Excellent Meals


Single:
Per day....$3.50 to $5.50
Per week.... $21.50 to $35.00

Double:
Per day...$6.00 to $10.00
Per week....$38.00 to $64.00

Three Persons One Room:
Per day...$9.50 to $13.00
Per week....$62.00 to $82.00

Long Distance Phone 9105

Guest of The Colonial have the privilege of the Mineral Springs drinking water and recreation room without cost.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,393 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.   9, 10. submitted on .   11. submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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