Nevada Appeal 150: July 8, 1910: Carson City has attractive resort

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Many people of this city fail to appreciate the value of the Carson Hot Springs to the north of this city. At the present time it is doubtful if a finer bathing place could be found anywhere in the country than is located within the limits of the capital city of the state.

While these springs have been in operation for many years past they have never attained a point of perfection equal to the present time. They first came into the world’s prominence at the time Jim Corbett trained there for the Fitzsimmons-Corbett championship fight in 1897, although before that time tourists came from all over the coast to enjoy the mineral baths, the waters of which are a remedy for many ailments.

A few years ago a company composed of a number of wealthy men, including George Wingfield and Fred Dangberg, took over the resort and remodeled the entire affair. Fine bath houses were built, an elegant club house with steam heat throughout, and the place was put in first-class condition. The resort was handled by several people at different times, but it remained for W.S. Ballard and Mrs. Ballard to make it the resort that it is now.

Since Mr. Ballard took charge a number of important changes have been made.

The management will open a first-class grill at the resort the latter part of the week where guests can secure anything in the line of edibles. The club house will undergo several changes in order that more people can be accommodated.

Mr. Ballard is also arranging for the erection of an addition to the bathhouse and also several other improvements. The resort is attracting more attention at the present time than ever in its history and under the present management will soon take best rank among the bathing places of Nevada.

This continues the Appeal’s review of news stories and headlines during its Sesquicentennial year.


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