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In these early photographs of Waconda Springs in Mitchell County, a hotel can be seen beyond the natural springs. The springs were about 200 feet in diameter. Unidentified people are shown resting on one of the rocky bluffs that surrounded the area. The springs were considered sacred by the Native Americans. In 1884, developers fenced the area around the springs and built a resort.

Date: 1898

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Item Number: 218661
Call Number: FK2.M6 .66 *9-11
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 218661

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