Chicago. 1883. 16pp. Frontis. Original orange printed wrappers. Wrappers chipped, with minor soiling. Faint vertical crease to center of pamphlet. Very minor foxing. Very good. Item #WRCAM41816
An early promotional pamphlet for a health resort near Las Vegas, New Mexico. The railroad came to Las Vegas in 1879. The pamphlet closes with this statement: "This concise and statistical record is sufficient to convince the afflicted of all kinds that the climate of the Las Vegas Hot Springs is their only recource [sic] and refuge to preserve and perpetuate health." With a frontispiece view of the Hot Springs resort, a massive Victorian pile called the Montezuma Hotel. It had a brief life as New Mexico's premier resort hotel; finished in the spring of 1882, it burned to the ground in January 1884.