Modern Living: Where to Take the Waters

On the very night of his arrival at the resort of Warm Springs, Virginia, Presbyterian Minister Philip Fithian witnessed "a fray between Mr. Fleming and Mr. Hall. Mr. Hall wrung Mr. Fleming's nose." The next morning, after "drinking early and freely of the waters," Fithian sortied out among the wooden cabins in the village to see if he had any acquaintances among the crowds gathered for the season. That night he observed "a splendid ball," as well as games of whist, five-and-forty and calico Betty. When he sought some night air out among...

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