Prior to the completion of the Coliseum in Charlotte, North Carolina , in , the hotel had the largest free-spanning dome in the United States. From to it had the largest in the world. Roaming bear and herds of deer and buffalo once visited the salt lick near the present-day site of the West Baden Springs Hotel as they traveled along the Buffalo Trace in southern Indiana. Native Americans also used the area as hunting grounds. Following the arrival of French traders and settlers in the vicinity, the site became known as French Lick.
West Baden Springs Hotel Before the Fire It was a quiet night in the West Baden Springs Hotel. The evening's rain had stopped and the air was muggy. At 1 a.m. Historical Aerial Photo of the French Lick Springs Hotel A fire ravaged the hotel in but Sinclair used the opportunity to further transform West Baden.
The French Lick Springs Resort. The Indiana Railway Museum. The West Baden Springs Hotel.
Master Peregrination of the French Lick Backup
In the first three decades of the s, West Baden Springs Hotel served as a famed vacation spot for socialites, political figures and captains of industry. The lands of French Lick Springs served as an idyllic hunting ground for the Native Americans for years before the colonization of the French. They considered the mineral springs a gift from the Great Spirit where man, nature and beast could co-exist in harmony. One of the first emigrants, Joel Charles, settled in the area in After the salt from the springs were proven insufficient for manufacturing, the land was put up for sale and Dr.