BIT OF HISTORY
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