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Camera Maker Canon Camera Model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III
Aperture f/14 Color Space Uncalibrated
Exposure Value 0 EV Exposure Program Manual
Exposure Time 1/250 sec Flash No Flash
Focal Length 28 mm ISO 400
Metering Mode Pattern Date/Time 2008:09:25 14:08:44
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Exposure Mode 1 Keywords travel United States of America United States America USA US Nevada NV Washoe County history historical historic historical marker famous landmark road side highway popular Place of Interest Places of Interest Tourist Attraction Tourist Attractions Tourist Destination Tourist Destinations Travel Destination Travel Destinations tour tourism tourist attraction destination Steamboat Springs President Ulysses S. Grant President Grant U. S. Grant Felix Monet Doctor Ellis Virginia and Truckee Railroad Virginia City
Caption STEAMBOAT SPRINGS These natural hot springs are notable for their curative qualities. They were nationally acclaimed by President Ulysses S. Grant when he visited them in 1879. Early emigrants so named them because of their puffing and blowing. Located in 1860 (by Felix Monet), a hospital, with adjacent bathhouses, was subsequently added by a Doctor Ellis (1861- 1862). The Comstock mining activities and the coming of the Virginia and Truckee Railroad in 1871 caused Steamboat to become a terminal. Here materials for the silver mines were transferred to freight wagons for the steep haul to Virginia City. The completion of the tracks abolished the need for a junction, but its resort popularity was to reach its peak with the Bonanza Days. To its "fine hotel, commodious dance-hall and elegant bar, came the legendary silver kings, politicos, gamblers and new chroniclers, escorting the lovely ladies of stage and opera house." With borasca, attendance waned; fires destroyed the luxurious buildings, but the therapeutic waters remained, not only for health seekers, but for conditioning athletes--even producing mineral muds, sought by cosmeticians and race horse owners. State Historical Marker #198 Nevada State Park System Daughters of the American Colonists Nevada Chapters