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Saratoga Hot Springs 
Now State Property

Written by Dick Perue

Within Next Few Years

the Saratoga Hot Springs

will be Recognized

as One of Greatest

Health Resorts in U.S.

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Arrangements Being Considered

for Construction of Large Hotel

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On the last day of the session, House Bill No. 225 introduced by Hon. Harry Hunter, providing for the purchase of the Saratoga Hot Springs by the State of Wyoming, passed the House by a unanimous vote and was sent to the Senate. The bill passed the Senate by a favorable vote of 16 out of 19 votes.

It is the plan of the administration to see that these springs are fully developed by leasing land for cottages and for hotels. Several prominent men have signified their intention of forming a corporation for the purpose of erecting a mammoth hotel and plunge at these springs. The Union Pacific railroad has promised that on all literature distributed by that
corporation the Saratoga Hot Springs will be strongly advertised.

The Saratoga Hot Springs will be developed and will be advertised as the only resort of the kind on the Lincoln Highway and the Union Pacific between Ogden and Omaha.

The entire Carbon County delegation deserves credit for the favorable consideration given this measure, but to Hon. H. A. Hunter belongs the greatest credit.

Mr. Hunter introduced this bill and from the very first was an active worker for it. It was solely due to the high regard and respect in which Mr. Hunter was held in the House that the measure passed that body-without a dissenting vote. It has been seldom that a measure such as this one has received a unanimous vote. The people of the Platte Valley owe to Mr. Hunter a debt of gratitude, which they can never repay.

Above were the headlines and an article in the Feb. 24, 1921, issue of the “Rawlins Republican.” Passage of the bill at the 1921 Wyoming Legislature established the Saratoga State Park, which, in later years, paved the way for the Saratoga Inn, Hobo Pool and Veteran’s Island ... but, then that’s another story to be told as we soak in the famous mineral hot springs.