|Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilms
of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 10/9/1894 and 10/16/1894.
The well drilled on the Fair ground below town gives promise of a
quality of mineral water.
The taste is very similar to the famous Webster Spring water, not
so strong. It is intended to case off a vein of fresh water that
pours into it, when it is thought that we will have water equal to the
best in the state. If the water proves what is now thought it
a fine hotel will be erected at once and the place made a regular
resort. With all the natural advantages and healthy location, we
can see no reason why Grantsville should not become one of the leading
resorts of the state.
A specimen of the water has been sent for analysis, and we will be
in a few days to tell if good has come our way.
A qualitative analysis by the government chemists, Lehmann and
proves all hour hopes well founded and we really have a well of
"Mineral water". The ingredients found in the water by the
are Lithia, Potassia, Lime, Chloride, Sodium, Iron, Selica and
No quantitative analysis has been made, for the reason that the water
diluted with a fresh water vein, and its strength cannot be
until the mineral water can be had pure. It is not necessary to
that the water has medical qualities for the ingredients named enter
nearly all the remedies for disease. All that is needed now is
necessary improvements when its benefits to the afflicted can and will
be tested thoroughly. Nature has prepared the places for
and health. We only have to do the rest.