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Princess Waconda

Princess Waconda
Creator: Herschel C. Logan
Date: between 1965 and 1975
Salina artist Herschel Logan created this pen and ink drawing for a intended book about Waconda Springs. The drawing references a mythological character associated with the Waconda Springs in Mitchell County. According to legend, Waconda was the daughter of an Indian chief and fell in love with a warrior from an opposing tribe. Upon discovery of their relationship, the two jumped into the Springs and drowned. Their death imbued the springs with medicinal capabilities. Sometime after 1870 a sanitarium and water bottling company were constructed on the site and operated until 1964. That year, the Bureau of Reclamation began construction of the Waconda Lake reservoir, leading to the destruction of the springs and sanitarium. The artist, Herschel Logan worked as a graphic designer in Salina, Kansas, until his retirement in 1968. He was associated with the Prairie Print Makers, a group of Midwestern artists that produced art in the 1930s.


Waconda Springs, Mitchell County, Kansas

Waconda Springs, Mitchell County, Kansas
Creator: Walker, Russell W.
Date: 1940
This photograph shows an unidentified woman dipping a cup for a drink of water from the Waconda Springs pool.


Waconda Springs as a Mitchell County Resort, Kansas

Waconda Springs as a Mitchell County Resort, Kansas
Date: Between 1930 and 1939
This postcard shows the Waconda Springs resort located in Mitchell County, Kansas. It was originally a gathering place for Native Americans but was later developed into a resort. Eventually, Waconda Springs was flooded as part of the Glen Elder Reservoir.


Waconda Springs in Mitchell County, Kansas

Waconda Springs in Mitchell County, Kansas
Creator: Greenwood, W. H.
Date: December 17, 1883
This is a stereograph with a view from the southeast of Waconda Springs in Mitchell County, Kansas. Once a gathering place for Native Americans, the springs were developed into a resort and later flooded when Glen Elder Reservoir was constructed.


Waconda Springs in Mitchell County, Kansas

Waconda Springs in Mitchell County, Kansas
Creator: Greenwood, W. H.
Date: December 17, 1883
This is a stereograph showing people with their carriages at Waconda Springs in Mitchell County, Kansas. Once a gathering place for Native Americans, the springs were developed into a resort and later flooded when Glen Elder Reservoir was constructed.


Waconda Springs in Mitchell County, Kansas

Waconda Springs in Mitchell County, Kansas
Creator: Greenwood, W. H.
Date: Between 1880 and 1885
This stereograph shows people at Waconda Springs in Mitchell County, Kansas. Once a gathering place for Native Americans, the springs were developed into a resort and later flooded when Glen Elder Reservoir was constructed.


Waconda Springs in Mitchell County, Kansas

Waconda Springs in Mitchell County, Kansas
Creator: Greenwood, W. H.
Date: Between 1880 and 1885
This is a stereograph showing people at Waconda Springs in Mitchell County, Kansas. Once a gathering place for Native Americans, the springs were developed into a resort and later flooded when Glen Elder Reservoir was constructed.


Waconda Springs in Mitchell County, Kansas

Waconda Springs in Mitchell County, Kansas
Creator: Greenwood, W. H.
Date: Between 1880 and 1885
This stereograph shows Waconda Springs in Mitchell County, Kansas. Once a gathering place for Native Americans, the springs were developed into a resort and later flooded when Glen Elder Reservoir was constructed.


Waconda Springs in Mitchell County, Kansas

Waconda Springs in Mitchell County, Kansas
Date: 1898
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.


Waconda Springs in Mitchell County, Kansas

Waconda Springs in Mitchell County, Kansas
Creator: Unknown author
Date: Between 1840 and 1850
This is a copy of a sketch titled "Waconda Spring In Primitive State." It shows Indians gathered around Waconda Springs located in Mitchell County, Kansas.


Waconda Springs in Mitchell County, Kansas

Waconda Springs in Mitchell County, Kansas
Date: January 9, 1908
In this postcard, Lillian from Cawker City, Kansas, sends regards to a friend, Mrs. H.L. Lomax in Lexington, Kentucky. The postcard shows the Waconda mineral spring in Cawker City, a natural spring waters recognized as healing waters by the people who visited.


Waconda Springs in Mitchell County, Kansas

Waconda Springs in Mitchell County, Kansas
Date: Between 1955 and 1960
This is a postcard showing Waconda Springs located in Mitchell County, Kasnas. An unknown author wrote a description of Waconda Springs on the back of the postcard. Once a gathering place for Native Americans, the springs were developed into a resort and later flooded when Glen Elder Dam was constructed.


Waconda Springs in Mitchell County, Kansas

Waconda Springs in Mitchell County, Kansas
Creator: Greenwood, W. H.
Date: December 17, 1883
This stereograph shows a close view at the summitt of Waconda Springs in Mitchell County, Kansas. Once a gathering place for Native Americans, the springs were developed into a resort and later flooded when Glen Elder Reservoir was constructed.


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