Mineral Waters and Health Resorts in Indiana (GM-22)
Health resorts and use of mineral water began to decline by 1915. Mineral water's loss of popularity was due partly to exaggerated claims of its curative powers, partly to rapid advances in medical science, and partly to improved means of travel. Some Hoosier spas were large and lavish. West Baden Springs Hotel, for example, was considered by some to be the "eighth wonder of the world."
Our Hoosier State Beneath Us: Geomorphology