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Black and white postcard from circa 1910-1915 of a print of the Mineral Well House, a hotel in Lansing, Michigan. The hotel was on the east side of River Street on the south side of the Grand River, as seen in this image. It was closer to a sanitarium than a traditional hotel, and frequented by people who came to experience the mineral water (which had been discovered while drilling for salt), which was thought to treat various diseases.
Ads like this were common in the 1870s.
This is one of the small steamers that operated on the Grand River between north Lansing, the Mineral Wells, and Benton Bridge. These boats were very popular and could be boarded from a landing at the Michigan Avenue bridge over the Grand River.