History of the Burning Spring, Anastasia Island, one of the wonders of the world.

History of the Burning Spring, Anastasia Island, one of the wonders of the world.

Published Date

  • ca. 1899

Geographic Term

  • Anastasia Island, St. Augustine.

Description

  • ''The waters of this Wonderful Spring contains iron, magnesia, sulphurated hydrogen, sodium and other minerals and qualities of a medicinal nature, as well as the peculiar quality of being inflammable, as it will ignite and burn like alcohol by simply touching a lighted match or taper to the water. ... Situated at South Beach, Anastasia Island, St. Augustine, Fla.''

Transcript

History
of the
Burning Spring
Anastasia Island
One of the Wonders of the World
Peruse at Leisure
The waters of this Wonderful Spring contains
Iron, Magnesia, Sulphurated Hydrogen,
Sodium and other minerals and qualities of a
medicinal nature, as well as the peculiar quality
of being inflammable, as it will ignite and burn
like Alcohol by simply touching a lighted match
or taper to the water.
This peculiar water was discovered in 1893
by parties boring for an artesian well, and at
120 feet struck a mineral flow which was so
strong they were flooded out and obliged to
abandon it. After flowing away for two years
the mineral and burning qualities of it were discovered
and it was piped from the well to its
present location and placed on exhibition.
A Fire that will Burn But Not
Consume

Handkerchiefs of the finest texture may be
passed through the fire without leaving a spot
or stain.

The most wonderful sight I ever witnessed. - Erastus
Wiman, Esq., Staten Island.

Don't fail to see it!
Situated at
South Beach
Anastasia Island St. Augustine, Fla.

Record. St. Augustine, FLA