Big Bone Springs Health Resort (Big Bone, Ky.)



Big Bone Springs Health Resort (Big Bone, Ky.)


The salt lick at Big Bone was an attraction because it was said that the minerals from the salt healed many illnesses and created a leisure paradise for those who wanted to be cured. Many visited the secluded area to bathe in the springs, drink the sulphur water and visit the wells. The mineral water was also bottled up and sold for visitors to drink.
The resort was popular between the years of 1815 and 1845, but by the early 1900s, the health resort had vanished due to the invention of automobiles and movie motion pictures.
By 1945, the health resort remains had completely vanished, however, visitors were still interested in the geology and paleontology associated with the grounds.

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Bath house at Big Bone Springs, circa 1900

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