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Near Thermopolis in Hot Springs County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Healing Waters

 
 
Healing Waters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 4, 2016
1. Healing Waters Marker
Captions: (left) Shoshone Chief Washakie scraped out a bathtub in the travertine near Black Sulphur Spring, located just above the Big Spring.; (middle) Westward travelers heard incredible tales of the springs’ “healing powers,” which cured everything from disease to gunshot wounds. One such story was about a crippled woman names Miss Avery, who soaked in the mineral water for several weeks and was cured of her ailment. She was the first of many to leave a stone monument on Monument Hill as a tribute to her recovery.; (upper right) Monument Hill
Inscription. Long before the arrival of fur trappers in the West, Native Americans discovered the hot mineral springs found in the park. The Shoshone Indians called the springs “Bah Guewana” – meaning smoking water, and the Crow Indians called them “Medicine Water.”
 
Erected by Wyoming State Parks and Cultural Resources.
 
Location. 43° 39.288′ N, 108° 11.664′ W. Marker is near Thermopolis, Wyoming, in Hot Springs County. Marker can be reached from Big Springs Drive near Buffalo Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Thermopolis WY 82443, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "The Hot Springs" (a few steps from this marker); Washakie's Bath House (within shouting distance of this marker); Geology of Hot Springs (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1916 Swinging Bridge (about 500 feet away); Some Like It Hot! (about 500 feet away); Ancient Red Rocks (about 700 feet away); Joe Sneider Point (approx. 0.2 miles away); Smoky Row Settlement (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Thermopolis.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located
Spring near the Healing Waters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 4, 2016
2. Spring near the Healing Waters Marker
in Hot Springs State Park near Thermopiles, Wyoming.
 
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The State Bath House, its free image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 4, 2016
3. The State Bath House, its free
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 171 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page was last revised on September 11, 2016.
 
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