Thursday, June 4, 2009

Glen Ivy Hot Springs, recent history

Although I've lived in the Inland Empire for a quarter century, it seems that I haven't lived here long enough in some respects. I always assumed that the Glen Ivy Hot Springs had been around forever, but the Riverside Press-Enterprise clarifies that their modern history only stretches back 32 years.

The resort, which started as the Temescal Sulphur Springs spa in 1860, based on a newspaper advertisement in the Los Angeles Star published at the time, had fallen on hard times after a flood in the 1960s and years without reinvestment....

John C. Gray was a 29-year-old former high school teacher with a business degree when a friend told him about the Glen Ivy Hot Springs spa in Corona. A few months later, he and others had formed a company bearing the spa's name and pooled money together to buy the nearly 12-acre property for $377,000.

More here. Glen Ivy's own history page can be found here. Of course, they've now expanded and have other locations in malls, and they also have social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter, plus a blog.

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