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NOTE:  The following information is from a book published in 1899 and is included here for historical purposes only.

"Post-office, Wilhoit. Hotel. Access : From Salem, Marion County, twenty-five miles northeast by wagon road. These springs are seven in number, and flow about 700 gallons per hour. An analysis by J. A. Veatch, M.D., in 1869, showed the following mineral ingredients:


One U. S. gallon contains:
Solids Grains
Sodium carbonate 87.57
Magnesium carbonate 85.32
Calcium carbonate 32.23
Iron carbonate 6.00
Sodium sulphate 3.40
Magnesium sulphate 6.45
Sodium chloride 201.00
Iodine Trace
Total 421.97
Carbonic acid gas, 22.56 cubic inches.

The water is said to have a temperature as it flows of 35 F.

This is an exceedingly valuable water, combining as it does a number of important chemical ingredients. It is very pleasant to the palate, and, according to Dr. H. Carpenter, it operates on the second day as a laxative and diuretic. It contains a considerable percentage of iron, which gives it tonic and reconstructive properties."


"The Mineral Waters of the United States and Their Therapeutic Uses: With an Account of the Various Mineral Spring Localities, Their Advantages as Health Resorts, Means of Access, Etc.," James K. Crook, A.M., M.D., 1899

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