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The Midland Trail


The Springs

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Weary travelers on the old James River & Kanawha Turnpike looked forward to stopping over at White Sulphur Springs to enjoy its mineral waters. In 1808, Michael Bowyer erected a tavern at White Sulphur, and his son-in-law, James Calwell, later added cottages and other amenities, including the resort’s first springhouse. The handsome springhouse shown on this postcard was built in the 1830s. Today the Greenbrier continues to welcome guests to a resort where history abounds at every turn.


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