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Mount Clemens in Macomb County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Mount Clemens Mineral Bath Industry

 
 
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By Joel S., July 17, 2015
1. Mount Clemens Mineral Bath Industry Marker
Inscription. For seven decades, Mount Clemens was internationally renowned as a mineral bath resort city. In 1865 the first well was sunk to obtain brine for salt production. Because of the high cost of separating the salt from the various other minerals and elements in the water, this process proved unprofitable. In the fall of 1870, however, a local mill operator, Dorr Kellogg, decided to bathe in the warm, sulfurous water. Impressed with its therapeutic qualities, city businessmen were inspired to invest in a bathhouse. Known as the Original Bath House, it was completed in 1873. At the turn of the century, nine bathhouses and over thirty hotels operated in Mount Clemens. Owing to the Great Depression and increasing use of internal medicine, this "spa era" ended by 1940.
 
Erected 1979 by Michigan History Division, Department of State. (Marker Number L643.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 35.826′ N, 82° 52.792′ W. Marker is in Mount Clemens, Michigan, in Macomb County. Marker is on Cass Avenue 0.1 miles east of Southbound Gratiot Avenue (Michigan Highway 3), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mount Clemens MI 48043, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
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By Joel S., July 17, 2015
2. Mount Clemens Mineral Bath Industry Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Methodist Episcopal Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Crocker House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Carnegie Library (approx. 0.2 miles away); Zion Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Saint Mary's School (approx. mile away); Grace Episcopal Church (approx. mile away); Saint Joseph Sanitarium and Bath House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Clinton Grove Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Clemens.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 17, 2015, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 171 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 17, 2015, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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