BIT OF HIS­TORY

Porterville Recorder - - HERITAGE -

This photo post­card from Au­gust of 1958 shows the Camp Nel­son pub­lic swim­ming pool. The post­card was sent to Pat Byars, who brought it into The Recorder re­cently, be­cause she wasn't sure peo­ple knew Camp Nelso had a pool.

In the 1930’s Cal­i­for­nia Hot Springs was in its hey­day. Cal­i­for­nia Hot Springs was the place to go for a week­end or a month. The hot springs were sought out as treat­ment for arthri­tis and other ail­ments and it was even good to drink. You can see the street scene on a week­end. The store was busy and so was the plung­ing with its warm wa­ter and peo­ple swam in the pool when snow was on then ground. In 1968 there was a fire and the only thing that sur­vived was the Dance Hall at the far end of the street. The Dance Hall re­mains open for busi­ness.

‘BIT OF HIS­TORY’ IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY JEFF ED­WARDS. ALL PHOTOS ARE FROM THE COL­LEC­TION OF JEFF ED­WARDS COURTESY OF THE ED­WARDS GALLERY, 248 N. MAIN ST., PORTER­VILLE

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