The West Baden Springs Hotel opened in 1902 with a newly constructed building that was centered on a domed circular atrium. Advertised as the "Eighth Wonder of the World" it featured the world's third largest unsupported dome. Besides offering mineral water treatments to visitors, the hotel provided golf, horseback riding, billiards, bowling, baseball, swimming, hiking, bicycling, a movie theater and stage shows, and gambling. This view shows the interior of the atrium as it was in 1906 decorated with flags and large portraits of President Abraham Lincoln, Indiana Governor Morton, General Ulysses S. Grant, and other Civil War generals. This was probably taken during a convention of Civil War veterans.
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Bretzman, Charles F.
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Indiana--Orange County--West Baden Springs
West Baden Springs Hotel (West Baden, Ind.)
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
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