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Old 12-03-2013, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Foothills of Northern California
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My Great Great Grand Uncle Bill Bailey, the original owner of Ravenden Springs, sold it to a man for $500

This man built a big hotel above it and used the mineral water for medicinal purposes. The spring is

still there, as well as the steps that led up the the hotel. The Hotel burned many years ago


^^ This is from my family tree book. It is dated 1979. Has more info but..
B]Does anyone know if those steps are still there, is there a spring and what is there now? Is anyone related to Bill Bailey, or especially his wife Margaret Griffith? [/b]Margarets sister Elizabeth Griffith Hall is my great great grandmother. Her husband is John Hall.

Margaret later married a Gunthorp

And in Janes Cemetary south side of Ravenden Springs there is a marker (or was before 1979) which said W.W. Bailey norn 1884 or 1834 and died in 1909. Maybe next to him is Margaret Griffith Bailey? This adjacent headstone read M.A. (Margaret?) born may 13th 1834 and died 1907
Again from my family tree book dated 1979

Sorry this is so long. My grandma was Bessie (moody) Hall, married to Arthur Hall. her parents, my Great Grandparents were Martha Jane Mattie Longwith & Walter Moody. He died very young, then she married Benjamin Cravin Harrison whom had a ton of kids.

The Hall family is huge. My Gr Grandparents are Jim Hall & Martha "Mattie" Glidewell,

Just thought maybe we'd move back there someday..Thanks for your time

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Old 12-04-2013, 10:35 AM
 
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It would be quite a culture shock for you to move to Ravenden Springs from California, especially if you've been there all your life! But I looked around at the little town and it looks like a homey place (I am an official small-town lover). I saw a neat old stone church building on one of the main roads. And the countryside is just beautiful!
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Old 12-04-2013, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Foothills of Northern California
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Good point, ^^^ thanks. I grew up in the Foothills of California, so maybe that helps.

Back when there weren't so many people

The town sounds nice, thanks for looking
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Old 12-05-2013, 09:32 AM
 
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You can look at the town, too, the same way I did....on Google Maps street view. The pictures are the older, grainy ones, but you can still get a good idea of what the area looks like.
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Old 12-05-2013, 10:33 AM
 
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Wow! I just went back to look around some more at Ravenden Springs, and just from yesterday to today, they have changed the pictures in from the old ones to new ones!

I know there has to be a point on all the maps where they change them over, but it's just funny that I happened to be looking at that place at just the right points in time.
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Old 12-09-2013, 11:59 AM
 
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Thank you! ^^^ I enjoyed it.


Street view is alot of fun
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Old 12-10-2013, 10:21 AM
 
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Street view is alot of fun

It sure is! I've traveled all over Arkansas, Louisiana, Colorado, North Carolina, Florida, and even New Zealand....without having to leave my house.
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Old 12-13-2013, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Foothills of Northern California
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And it's cheap
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Old 12-13-2013, 07:10 PM
 
Location: The Natural State
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It sure is! I've traveled all over Arkansas, Louisiana, Colorado, North Carolina, Florida, and even New Zealand....without having to leave my house.
Luvv, By Google Earth I "flew" to, and around, Afghanistan. I found an old walled fort but now can't find it again. I also flew to North Korea and found where they test their missiles. Flying G.E. to N.K. was much more fun than it was humping those mountains in 1951!

Oops Off topic, my bad
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Old 02-20-2018, 08:53 AM
 
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My Great Great Grand Uncle Bill Bailey, the original owner of Ravenden Springs, sold it to a man for $500

This man built a big hotel above it and used the mineral water for medicinal purposes. The spring is

still there, as well as the steps that led up the the hotel. The Hotel burned many years ago


^^ This is from my family tree book. It is dated 1979. Has more info but..
B]Does anyone know if those steps are still there, is there a spring and what is there now? Is anyone related to Bill Bailey, or especially his wife Margaret Griffith? [/b]Margarets sister Elizabeth Griffith Hall is my great great grandmother. Her husband is John Hall.

Margaret later married a Gunthorp

And in Janes Cemetary south side of Ravenden Springs there is a marker (or was before 1979) which said W.W. Bailey norn 1884 or 1834 and died in 1909. Maybe next to him is Margaret Griffith Bailey? This adjacent headstone read M.A. (Margaret?) born may 13th 1834 and died 1907
Again from my family tree book dated 1979

Sorry this is so long. My grandma was Bessie (moody) Hall, married to Arthur Hall. her parents, my Great Grandparents were Martha Jane Mattie Longwith & Walter Moody. He died very young, then she married Benjamin Cravin Harrison whom had a ton of kids.

The Hall family is huge. My Gr Grandparents are Jim Hall & Martha "Mattie" Glidewell,

Just thought maybe we'd move back there someday..Thanks for your time
Hello--just saw your post. This is my family line. Please contact me. jcatfish77@yahoo.com
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