Black Hills Frontier Spa  

Black Hills Frontier Spa  

In 1889, Hot Springs, Dakota Territory, was a destination for health-seekers and tourists. In 1887, the Dakota Hot Springs Company built the Hotel Minnekahta, which provided first-class accommodations for guests who enjoyed the acclaimed mineral waters that bubble out of geothermal fissures of Fall River Canyon. Minnekahta is the Sioux word for “warm springs.” 

John C. H. Grabill, Courtesy Library of Congress

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