Bathing at the early hot springs

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Photo courtesy John M. Motter The bath houses at the Pagosa Hot Springs probably looked like this after they were enlarged in 1890. This is how they looked for decades following the 1890 improvements.
Photo courtesy John M. Motter
The bath houses at the Pagosa Hot Springs probably looked like this after they were enlarged in 1890. This is how they looked for decades following the 1890 improvements.

We’ve been writing about ownership and development of the Pagosa Hot Springs following arrival of the white man circa 1876. Today, we continue with an 1883 description of a bath in the only building available at that time. The Springs had absentee owners and a celebration was being conducted by J.L. Campbell, the new manager.

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