The historic hotel in the national historic district at French Lick was initially known as a mineral spring health spa and for its trademarked Pluto Water. During the period to , when Thomas Taggart , a former mayor of Indianapolis , and his son, Thomas D. Taggart, were its owners and operators, the popular hotel attracted many fashionable, wealthy, and notable guests. In the s and into the s, the resort became known for its recreational sports, most notably golf, but the French Lick area also had a reputation for illegal gambling.
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According to legend, he was so devoted to the hotel not even death could stop him from watching over its operations. Some say they have spotted his apparition roaming near the service elevator, and guests report phantom tobacco smells. Posted: Oct 29, PM. Astronomical Spring. Scroll for more content Most Popular Stories. Greene County Jail guard admits to sexual relationship with an inmate, court documents allege.
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Your train excursion aboard luxuriously restored, climate-controlled, vintage railroad cars departs at AM ET from the Jasper Train Depot. Traveling through the scenic countryside of southwestern Indiana, we pass through the second longest railroad tunnel in the state and traverse several railroad trestles and bridges. A cash bar is available, and beverages and light snacks will be available for purchase. Please note: The bar is cash only ; credit cards will not be accepted on board the train. Our relaxed, scenic journey lasts approximately 2 hours and covers 25 miles; the train will arrive at the historic French Lick Depot.
The health resorts of Orange County, Indiana, are among the many things which nature has lavished upon this beautiful and interesting section of the Hoosierland state. The "licks" of French Lick and West Baden Springs, without doubt, were first discovered by the "wild life" that inhabited this region, and the health giving virtues of these waters were known to the French adventurers who came over from the Vincennes settlement. The traditional attempts of the French settlers to manufacture salt from these waters are well founded. The hostilities of the Indians led to the abandonment of this region on the part of the French settlers.