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... Full text of "Chapter of report ... of the State Mineralogist covering mining in California and the activities of the Division of Mines and Mining"
Aalder's Sanitarium. Small cottages capable of accommodating 75 persons have been built around a large bath house in the town of Calistoga. The baths will accommodate 125 persons. They are supplied with hot mineral water from a drilled well, and the water is circulated through radiators in the cottages. Dr. Aalder expects shortly to install a concrete swimming tank 150 feet long. Wells to supply water for this have been drilled.