SOLD! for $1,102.00.
(Note: Prices realized include a buyer's premium.)
- Low Estimate: $100.00
- High Estimate: $200.00
- Realized: $1,102.00
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Large glass water bottle reading "Tate Spring Natural Mineral Water". History (Courtesy of Jeff Bradley): Tate Springs resort, which came into being right after the Civil War when Samuel Tate bought 2,500 acres and built a hotel that could hold 500 guests. A subsequent owner, Captain Thomas Tomlinson upgraded the place to a world class resort that attracted wealthy families such as the Mellons, Firestones, Fords, Rockefellers, and Studebakers. Tate Epson Water, as it was called, was touted to cure a variety of stomach, kidney, and liver ailments. Sold as a tonic, it was prescribed by leading physicians and shipped all over the world.The advent of automobile travel and the bad economic times that came with the Great Depression marked a sad end to both the railroad and the resort. The train stopped running in 1928. The original hotel was finally closed in 1936 and, five years later, the property was sold to Kingswood School. Condition: Excellent condition.