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As the name suggests, Radium Springs first became a travel destination because of hot mineral waters (averaging a toasty 127 F). Apache Indians considered springs in the vicinity to be sacred, and it's said that Chief Geronimo camped here. Soldiers stationed at Fort Selden once frequented a bathhouse near the springs' source, a rhyolite dome along the Rio Grande. In the 1930s the Santa Fe Railroad carried weekend travelers from El Paso to the Radium Hot Springs Resort.
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Current Location: Radium Springs, New Mexico