Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Sebree Springs Resort

Several western Kentucky counties had resorts where people could relax, take the waters and enjoy nature. One such place was Sebree Springs in Webster County, Kentucky.  The following article, which makes the resort sound like paradise,  is found on page 4  in the 10 June 1886 issue of the Evansville Journal and is  available on microfilm at Willard Library, Evansville, Indiana.

Sebree, Ky, June 8, 1886.   Sebree is on the "Ellen N." Railroad, a convenient distance from Evansville, Henderson and Clarksville, and is a most popular watering place. Many visitors come every year. They gain health, friendships dear  through afterlife, and a fuller appreciation of Nature's world. Rural charms are found here in the midst of active civilization, thus doing away with the lonesomeness and somber thoughts that intrude into the long avenues of solitude.

Sebree has the advantage of being in Webster County, where wealth and hospitality walk hand-in-hand, and where a courteous reception always awaits visitors. A stranger looking out car windows  sees a quiet village hedged in by the shadowy outline of tree-tops that suggest a near limit to earthly space. But leaving the train one finds touches of ideal loveliness in the picturesque  scenery. On the moss-covered cliffs are vine-clad trees, and tiny water-fall gurgling over a rocky bed.

The regular summer season opens Friday, June 18th, with a grand ball at Sebree Springs Hotel. Excellent music, dancing and refreshments are among the attractions that make up the programs.  By leaving Evansville on the noon train passengers reach Sebree in amply time for the gaieties of the evening.

Published 6 June 2017, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog, http://wkygenealogy.blogspot.com/

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