#63284: Visitors to Soap Lake to 'Take the Waters' in 1928

In 1905 one of the most famous hotel-sanitariums in Soap Lake was built on a hill overlooking East Beach. It was nationally advertised as the social center and health resort of the Columbia Basin til it burned in a blaze that was started accidentally by the resort’s owner. By the time Soap Lake was incorporated in 1919, it was already a busy resort and health spa with four hotels, many rooming houses and apartments, and businesses catering to the campers by renting tents, boats and bathing suits.

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