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Washakie Plunge.

In addition to the hotels and sanatariums, depicted on previous pages, Thermopolis had a number of bath houses and natatoria. It was not possible to swim in the springs themselves due to their high temperature. It was necessary, therefore, to mix cold water in swimming pools inorder to obtain a proper temperature. In addition to the State Bathhouse there was also the Star Plunge still in business and the Washakie Plunge.

Star Plunge, approx. 1918, Monument Hill in background.
The building depicted has been replaced and today the Star Plunge features an outside pool with a waterslide.

Star Plunge, approx. 1915, Monument Hill in background.

Emery Hotel, corner of 6th and Broadway, 1913

In the next block was another building housed the "Emery Annex." See photo below.

Early view, business section, 500 block of Broadway, Thermopolis, photo by Arthur O. Metz

Compare the above view with later photograph, below.

1915 flood, 500 block Broadway, photo by Arthur O. Metz.

The long two-story building beyond the hardware store is the Emery Annex, later known as the Central Hotel. The building burned in 1988.

1915 flood, photo by Arthur O. Metz.

Thermopolis High School, 1912

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