30 July 2013

Carbon Canyon Historical Artifact #36: La Vida Mineral Springs Blanket Room, 1960s

Here is another postcard in a series of views of the La Vida Mineral Springs resort in the Brea side of Carbon Canyon, dating to probably the early 1960s and published by Amescolor Publishers of Escondido.

It is a view of the "blanket room," where, presumably, patrons were wrapped in blankets after emerging from the hot steam baths depicted in an earlier posting on this blog.

The setting is hardly the kind of "aroma therapy" environment that you'd see now.  Instead, this almost looks like it could be a prison or a mental hospital!

Which isn't to say that the staff didn't take good care of its customers at the Springs fifty something years ago, but it was definitely a different era.

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