L. C. RATHCKE.
L. C. Rathcke is the efficient and popular manager of the Vichy Springs swimming pool, in Napa county, one of the
most generally patronized pools of the kind in this section of the state. It is located on the Monticello road,
about three and a half miles north of Napa, and, being easy of access and attractively situated, it is year after
year drawing an increasing crowd of patrons, who have learned to appreciate the health giving and invigorating
quality of the water. This is the largest pool in Napa county and has been provided with every modern convenience
and accessory, being operated under a permit from the state board of health. The vichy water found here is of the
same chemical composition as that sold everywhere in the state for medicinal purposes, containing sulphur and iron
in the proper quantities, and it is universally conceded that wonderfully beneficial results are obtained by frequent
bathing in this water. Vichy water as a drink has long been prescribed by physicians the world over in certain
conditions of ill health, and the external baths are a splendid supplement to the drinking of the water.
Mr. Rathcke gives his dose personal supervision to the pool, seeing that those who patronize it do so under the
most favorable conditions. He also runs a gas station at the spring for the accommodation of his patrons. He is
an energetic and wide awake business man and is gaining friends every year among those who come to the Vichy Springs.
History of Solano County, California
BY: Marguerite Hune
Napa County, California
BY: Harry Lawrence Gunn
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Napa County, CA
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