Bladen Springs, Choctaw County, Alabama [caption title]. W.A. Turner, Proprietor, Successor to J. Connor & Co.: The First Watering Place in the South.

Bladen Springs, AL: The proprietor, nd [ca. 1877, the latest testimonial is dated December 29, 1876]. First edition of this early promotional. 8vo. (8) pp. "12 hours by steamboat from Mobile, on the Bigbee River. Daily communication during the winter season. Large hotel and pleasant cottages." Includes a description of Bladen Springs, four pages of testimonials (dated 1870-1876), praising life at the springs and the quality of its waters, and a full page chemical analysis of the water (reprinted from an 1854 publication by the New Orleans Academy of Science). OCLC locates one copy (Alabama Archives & History). Serviceable copy of a rare Alabama springs promotional. Original printed self-wrappers (disbound, the leaves protected in plastic sleeves, several separations along folds, without loss of text). (8992). Item #62109

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