Guide to the Cacapaon (Capon) Healing Water Promotional Material, 1927

Summary Information

Title: Cacapaon (Capon) Healing Water Promotional Material, 1927
Collection: AC.695
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

The Cacapaon (Capon) Healing Water Promotional Material includes a mailing envelope with advertisement text of Cacapaon (Capon) healing water, found in Capon Springs, West Virginia.

Creator: Cacapaon (Capon) Healing Water

Biographical/Historical Note

Capon Springs is an unincorporated hamlet in Hampshire County, West Virginia. Originally known as Frye's Springs after its discoverer Henry Frye, and later established as the Town of Watson on December 12, 1787, the town was renamed for its medicinal spring. Capon Springs was a very popular mountain resort during the 19th century. The healing properties of the water were advertised and often greatly exaggerated, touted to cure almost any type of ailment. Today, the resort is still in business and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of one mailing envelope printed as a promotional advertisement for Cacapaon healing water distributed by American Waters Corporation, Washington DC from Capon Springs, West Virginia. The text gives testimonials, cost and shipping information, and an endorsement of the American Olympic Team of 1924. It was mailed to Mr. Hal Harrison Smith in 1927.


This is a single-item collection.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

This collection was purchased from Bookworm and Silverfish, Wytheville, Virginia in 2010. Accession number AC.2010.008

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Anita Elliott, December 2013. This collection was processed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.695: Cacapaon (Capon) Healing Water, Capon Springs, West Virginia, Promotional Material, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Promotional material, 1927 ACSC_Box 23, Folder 7