Virginia -- Healing Springs
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Images are contemporary copies of scrapbook photographs that likely dated between 1920 and 1950. One image shows a wooden gazebo. The other shows a hotel-like dwelling with a covered porch. McCown Springs was also known as All Healing Springs. Original source of photographs is unknown. Copies were made by Special Collections staff. Also included are two original photos.
File includes 25 photographs and photocopies of photographs of the McCown family and their homes. Includes photographs of various generations and extended family members.
This collection contains records, mostly in printed pamphlet form, of the Virginia Hot Springs Company, formed in 1892 from the Southern Improvement Company, with Decatur Axtell as its president. Also included in the collection are several pamphlets about other springs, e.g. Healing, Warm, and White Sulphur: information about automobile travel in western Virginia circa 1913, and a few letters to and from Mr. Axtell.