Berkeley Springs

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Nearly 300 years of colorful history marked by cycles of fame and notoriety have been generated for Berkeley Springs by the natural wonder of the warm mineral springs flowing in the heart of town. Formed in 1776, the town may be the only one in America established for the express purpose of caring for, feeding, and housing those who came to take the waters for their health. Bathhouses and hotels shared the landscape with mines, tanneries, and farms. A cast of characters—including presidents, industrialists, and other notables—came to bathe, own land, and enjoy the hospitality of hoteliers, bath keepers, and shop owners. Berkeley Springs reigns as the country's first spa.
ISBN: 9780738587998
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: West Virginia
Series: Images of America
Images: 199
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
The authors are a pair of West Virginia History Heroes and regional Women of Distinction. Jeanne Mozier and Betty Lou Harmisonhave a passion for their adopted home place that, combined, totals nearly a century of collecting, interpreting, and writing about local history. Both were instrumental in founding the Museum of the Berkeley Springs in 1984, and both continue on the board of the museum today. Mozier is an award-winning author and businesswoman and holds two Ivy League degrees. Harmison is a mother and grandmother of three and remains active in the hospitality business, as well as in numerous community groups.
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