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The Weldon Springs Company

The Springs


The 1906 Chautauqua program offered, "Perhaps that which makes the park most popular is the springs, one of which flows constantly day in and day out, through each season four barrels a minute. There is no variation. This would indicate it is deep seated and without an examination should be a sufficient guarantee for the purity of its waters. Too much cannot be said in praise of the pure sparkling water which is constantly being poured forth. The waters have been analyzed and found to be absolutely pure, and highly beneficial in cases of rheumatism and its kindred ills."

The 1911 Chautauqua program described Weldon Springs as "picturesque woodlands of oak and elm; fountains of youth – Old Faithful and The Twins – unexcelled. Nature’s playground, with sunshine and shadow on the hill and restful breezes from the valley of the lake."

A season ticket cost $1.50 – 15c per day. The 1914 program proclaimed "Weldon Springs is one of the finest Chautauqua camping grounds in Illinois, delightful shade, a beautiful lake, and the finest spring water in abundance. It is worth the entire cost to drink this wonderful water for ten days."

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