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(June 16–21, 2005)

Jesse Lee 李景超(鱼眼龙)

We Majored in Water!

Tom Lassiter

The Homestead Spa

Hot Springs, Virginia, USA

5 p.m., Saturday, June 18, 2005

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People all over the globe prize naturally warm waters that bubble up from deep underground. Colonists learned from Native Americans about the healing waters that flowed from under the Allegheny Mountains of Virginia.

The first resorts opened at Warm Springs in the 1750s. Among those who came seeking relief from various ailments in the 98-degree F. water was Thomas Jefferson.

In 1766, a resort opened at nearby Hot Springs; it was named The Homestead. The Homestead today is a luxury destination of breathtaking size and grandeur. In addition to The Homestead Spa, it features championship golf, fine dining and other recreational pursuits.

The original pool of mineral-rich waters that attracted people to Hot Springs has been restored. That's it behind the low, white fence in the formal gardens. Nearby, a young woman in a long gown poses for a photographer.

The Homestead has been attracting guests for nearly 250 years. And it all started because of warm water.
The Homestead: http://www.thehomestead.com

Bath County, Virginia, history: http://www.bathcountyva.org/history.htm

More of my panoramas: http://www.lassiter.com/vr/exp7.html

USA-Canada / USA-Virginia

Lat: 37° 59' 56" N
Long: 80° 51' 9" W

Elevation: 2,360 feet

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Precision is: Unknown / Undeclared.

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