Excelsior Springs: by Janet R. Reed
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Fascinating look at a town both in times past and current day. Excelsior Springs Missouri is about 40 miles from where I live and is known for it's many natural springs. In the late 1800's and well into the mid 1900's people traveled there from near and far to partake of the waters both in drink and for bathing. The waters were said to be quite curative.
The Elms resort, where I have stayed, is still operating and is a destination for anyone who wants to be pampered in both body and mind.
This book explains all the springs, where they were found, the businesses and buildings on their sites and the history of it all.
It also delves into the paranormal aspects of the town. Although I am one to keep far away from interest in such things, I do believe they exist and this town seems to have a lot of them.
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