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County Connections: Dawson Springs once hailed as the top health resort in the upper south

06/28/2017 07:00 PM

DAWSON SPRINGS — The small Hopkins County town of Dawson Springs is a city with a colorful past and was once renowned as a leading health resort in the nation. In 1898, “Springs” was added to the name of the town in recognition of its mineral water. Dawson Springs Mayor Jenny Sewell, a first cousin of former Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, says that back in the late 1800s and early 1900s, visitors flocked to the western Kentucky community via railroad to... Read more 


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