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Site of Alden's Black Water Mineral Baths

 
 
Site of Alden's Black Water Mineral Baths Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 8, 2014
1. Site of Alden's Black Water Mineral Baths Marker
Inscription.  In 1891, black mineral water was found while drilling for gas. Medicinal value as "nature's remedy for rheumatism", in 1903, became world famous. The "original baths", a frame bath house, opened November 1904.

Erected by Erie County Sesquicentennial Committee 1971
 
Erected 1971 by Erie County Sesquicentennial Committee.
 
Location. 42° 54.009′ N, 78° 30.152′ W. Marker is in Alden, New York, in Erie County. Marker is on West Main Street 0.3 miles west of Broadway (U.S. 20), on the left when traveling west. Site is now St. Aidan's Episcopal Church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13021 West Main Street, Alden NY 14004, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Moffat's Tannery (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Secession & Reunion (approx. 3.8 miles away); Town Line, N.Y. (approx. 3.9 miles away); Site of First Grist Mill (approx. 4.9 miles away); The 150th Anniversary of the Start of the Civil War
<i>Alden Mineral Baths and Hotel, Alden, N.Y.</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1910
2. Alden Mineral Baths and Hotel, Alden, N.Y.
The back of the postcard reads, "Alden, N.Y., is located 20 miles east of Buffalo on the main line of the Erie R.R. Here are located the famous ALDEN MINERAL BATHS, nature's remedy for rheumatism. Illustrated booklet available on request."
(approx. 5 miles away); The Willis Hotel (approx. 5 miles away); Marilla World War Honor Holl (approx. 5 miles away); Members of the United States Armed Forces (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alden.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 10, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 368 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 10, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.   2. submitted on January 5, 2015. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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