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Bedford Springs were a natural spring located in Bedford County, Pa., about 130 miles northwest of Baltimore. It was a popular spring to visit around 1820 both for the physical beauty of its location and the presumed health benefits of its waters, which were described as a cathartic and a diuretic. 


Moorman, J. J. Mineral Springs of North America; How to Reach, and How to Use Them. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1873.

The Analetic Magazine. “York Springs, Adams County, Pennsylvania,” May 1819.