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 Stories of the enormous bones began to spread east, told by explorers who had been to Big Bone as early as the mid-18th century. ​ This discovery captured the attention of many; founding father Thomas Jefferson among them.  Along with the westward expansion, the population grew, and tourists began to arrive. Stories of the enormous bones began to spread east, told by explorers who had been to Big Bone as early as the mid-18th century. ​ This discovery captured the attention of many; founding father Thomas Jefferson among them.  Along with the westward expansion, the population grew, and tourists began to arrive.
  
- {{ http://bcplfusion.bcpl.org/Repository/bigbone_eastbend_hamilton029.jpg?​250|Bath house at Big Bone Springs, circa 1900}}+ <​html><​img alt="​Bath house at Big Bone Springs, circa 1900" src="​https://bcp.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/​search/​asset/​27931/​0"​ width="​250" align="​right"​ title="​Bath house at Big Bone Springs, circa 1900"></​html> ​
  
 The mineral-rich sulfur springs also became a great draw to Big Bone Lick.  The need for a hotel was met when the Clay House opened circa [[1815]]. ​ As the [[big_bone_springs|springs]] gained notoriety, the resort’s popularity grew.  Guests came to relax, bathe, and drink the beneficial waters of the springs, and to view the ancient fossils. ​ Sadly, fire destroyed the hotel in [[1845]]. The mineral-rich sulfur springs also became a great draw to Big Bone Lick.  The need for a hotel was met when the Clay House opened circa [[1815]]. ​ As the [[big_bone_springs|springs]] gained notoriety, the resort’s popularity grew.  Guests came to relax, bathe, and drink the beneficial waters of the springs, and to view the ancient fossils. ​ Sadly, fire destroyed the hotel in [[1845]].
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-  * //[[http://bcplfusion.bcpl.org/Repository/NicholasCresswell_PDF.pdf|The Journal of Nicholas Cresswell 1774-1777]]//,​ an early visitor of Big Bone Lick +  * //[[https://bcp.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/​search/​asset/​31318/​0|The Journal of Nicholas Cresswell 1774-1777]]//,​ an early visitor of Big Bone Lick 
-  * //[[http://bcplfusion.bcpl.org/Repository/BigBoneLick.pdf|Big Bone Lick]]// by Linda Layne+  * //[[https://bcp.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/​search/​asset/​34817/​0|Big Bone Lick]]// by Linda Layne
   * [[mary_draper_ingles|Mary Draper Ingles]]   * [[mary_draper_ingles|Mary Draper Ingles]]
  
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