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lithia waters

leaf floating in the basin of litha fountain (1915) in lithia park, ashland. the park was named for the high lithium content of the local spring water. according to wikipedia, "hundreds of people come to drink [the water pumped into this fountain] for its supposed positive psychological effects." perhaps that was true in the 1910s and 20s, when plans were afoot to create a mineral spring resort here. there were no drinkers when i visited, but the brilliant maple leaves swirling on the surface sufficed to impart "positive psychological effects."

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Taken on October 4, 2009