Greenbrier Heritage by William Olcott 1967 HC White Sulphur Springs West Virgini
Greenbrier Heritage by William Olcott 1967 HC White Sulphur Springs West Virgini
Greenbrier Heritage by William Olcott 1967 HC White Sulphur Springs West Virgini
Greenbrier Heritage by William Olcott 1967 HC White Sulphur Springs West Virgini
Greenbrier Heritage by William Olcott 1967 HC White Sulphur Springs West Virgini

Greenbrier Heritage by William Olcott 1967 HC White Sulphur Springs West Virgini

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Greenbrier Heritage by William Olcott 1967 HC White Sulphur Springs West Virgini
 
Greenbrier Heritage by William Olcott 1967 HC White Sulphur Springs West Virginia
Hard Cover with Plastic Sleeve
Copyright 1967
80 Pages
White Sulphur Springs grew in the first half of the nineteenth century as the southern "Queen of the Watering Places". The springs resort first became the standard summer destination for wealthy Virginia low-country residents seeking reprieve from heat, humidity, and disease. As its popularity increased and it gained status as a socially exclusive site, the spring attracted elite guests from all areas of the South. The resort, now known as The Greenbrier, remains one of the country's most luxurious and exclusive resorts. For many years, Sam Snead was the resort's golf pro. The resort has another significant place in golf history; in 1979, it hosted the first Ryder Cup to feature the current competitive setup of the United States and European sides. Indeed golf in the United States began near White Sulphur Springs when the Montague family founded Oakhurst Links in 1884, making it the oldest organized golf club in the country. In 1992 the Washington Post revealed that the resort had been the site of a "bunker", the Emergency Relocation Center, which was intended to house and protect the U.S. Congress in the event of a nuclear attack during the Cold War.
CONTENTS
3
A WALK THROUGH HISTORY
7
MINERAL SPRINGS OF THE PAST
...for what was explorer Ponce de Leon's fountain of youth
but a mineral spring?"
11
THE CAPTAIN'S DREAM
"White Sulphur... must be the largest of the spring establishments and,
by all means, the most important."
23
NABOBS, PEERS AND PRESIDENTS
"When, lo, who should unexpectedly arrive but Henry  Clay-the bold and
dauntless Clay, who took pride in outfacing his enemies..."
29
BAPTISM BY FIRE
a... the seasons at White Sulphur became more brilliant-perhaps in
unconscious apprehension of the dreary war years ahead."
37
LEE VISITS THE SPRINGS
"Many a young Southerner owed his acquaintance with the belle
of the season to General Lee's stately presentation."
45
THE MYSTIQUE OF THE BELLES
"The Lord made the White Sulphur Springs and then the Southern
girl, and rested, satisfied with His work."
53
TWO WARS AND AN INTERLUDE
"Money, not tradition, made it a heady era ...for this southern watering spot
had become a national society resort."
63
RETURN TO ELEGANCE
"We doubt that even the Sultan of Turkey, the Emperor of China or the
Qar of Russia... ever attempted anything more colossal."
77

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