|My Dear Sir:
... Mr. Stanton, the architect for the Blue Mountain Hot Springs is sick and I haven't been able to see him to witness my letter or statement about the hot water and what it did for me.
I have taken the water sample to the Charleston Laboratory and they want to know how complete of an analysis you wanted. I suggested that they write you a letter and explain it to you.
I am enclosing a picture of the Blue Mountain Lodge as it looked when I arrived there April 18, 1945 and also a picture of the completed work taken on September 20, 1945. Everybody was pleased with outcome including the owner Mr. Tuttle, my boss, Mr. Stanton, the architect and myself as supervising the architects.
You know I received a reward for my part in this work, besides my pay.
When I went up to do this work at Blue Mountain Hot Springs, I didn't feel too good. I had been troubled with arthritis in my hands, feet, legs, arms and shoulder for some time - about eight years or more. I normally weighed 165 pounds and when I went on the job up there I weighed 142 pounds. Anyway, after about six weeks on the job I noticed I was feeling better and my joints didn't hurt as much. I had been drinking the hot water from the spring from then until fall or September. I sure filled upon the hot water and cold water from the irrigation ditch from Rail Creek. I expect I drank about a gallon or more of hot water each day. That fall and before, the swelling in my hand and my hurting joints had all gone away. I helped the caretaker of the ranch split his wood after living there a month. I went home without an ache or pain and I weighed 172 pounds. I have never had any arthritis since - that was my extra pay and bonus. I am grateful that I took on the supervisor's job at the Blue Mountain Hot Springs and I hope some other person with that trouble would try it out. I think it would work even if they didn't have the same kind of arthritis that I had. I never knew that there were so many kinds ...
When you get the analysis from the laboratory, I would like to have a copy if you don't mind.
Charles R. Kaufman