03 May DR. PATRICK’S POSTCARD ROADSIDE: Crazy Water
Posted at 13:19h in Postcards
The gateway arch sign to Mineral Wells, Texas, advertises the home-ground CRAZY Water, the mineral-laden water that caused this small spot on the prairie west of Fort Worth to be the mineral springs spa of central Texas from the 1880s to the 1940s.
Back in 1881, the water purportedly made the local crazy woman somewhat less crazy. Ed Dismuke founded the Famous Mineral Water Company in 1904, bottling Crazy Water and manufacturing Crazy Crystals for people to stir into their own tap water to cure all sorts of maladies.