Too hot? Need to escape the city? Feel some rest, relaxation and clean water might do you some good? Head to the Raleigh Inn!
Oh, if only it were 1903…
The descriptions of the resort make it sound like the ideal place to spend a few weeks during this maddening heat:
- “…within a short electric ride of Memphis, or an hour and a half’s charming drive over a splendid pike”
- “Electric lights, call bells, bath and toilet rooms, sewers, wire screens on all outside openings, local and long distance telephone, all add to the comfort of the guests.”
- “for all there are amusements – fishing, frog shooting, tennis, bicycling, billiards, etc.”
And, if you’re feeling under the weather, the Raleigh Springs can treat: “Eczema, ulcers, sore throat, tonsilitis… Gout, rheumatism, scrofula, summer complaint, acid diarrhoea, neuralgia of stomach, nausea, gravel, cystitis, catarrh, teething, and diseases of young children… cardiac weakness, dropsy, liver complaint, chronic diseases…torpor of the digestive organs, jaundice, malaria, anaemia and catarrhal conditions of the abdominal organs… nasal catarrh… boils… torpid liver, constipation, dyspepsia… dysentery… biliary colic, malaria, anemia, sick headache.” Whew!