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In the late 19th century to the midth century, in these towns, you could find relief from what ailed you; especially digestive issues and rheumatism. If you lived during these times, you might find refuge from your ailments at many of the mineral springs found in rural Indiana. Sodium and magnesium sulfate, both known as natural laxatives, and lithium salts were the active ingredients in the water. Both spas offered relief from the pain of rheumatism, referred to today as osteoarthritis, through soaking in mineral waters or using the method of being lathered from head to toe in hot mud. In the Indiana Pamphlet Collection, the Indiana State Library has many brochures and pamphlets about these and other bygone mineral spring spas and resorts. My mother, now deceased, remembered her grandfather David Todd Wilson going to the Martinsville Sanitarium for his Rheumatism- he had it in his hands and feet.
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A controlled substance? So were they getting high off drinking it? That would be one explanation as to why so many people flocked to the hotels.
French Lick, Indiana, originally operated as a French trading post in the early s. Its name refers to the sulfur spring and salt licks located in this Midwestern resort and spa community. Indiana Landmarks offers minute guided tours of these historic hotels. Indiana Railway Museum contains vintage diesel electric locomotives, passenger cars and red cabooses.