Thursday, March 5, 2015

March 05, 2015 at 03:43PM by advodna_dave

Lithia Park in the center of Ashland was named for water containing several minerals including Lithium, - yes, the Lithium that until 1948 was in the recipe for 7up and the stuff still used today by doctors as a mood leveler - which was piped from a nearby spring in the early 1900's as part of a push to make Ashland a health and wellness resort destination. While the park is beautiful, designed by John McLaren who served as superintendent for San Francisco's Golden Gate Park for 53 years, the sulfur and odd natural carbonation of the water bubbling from the drinking fountains in the plaza at the entrance, make it hard to drink, right @advodna_ann? Besides, you'd need to consume about 39 gallons (the entire capacity of our freshwater tank in the Airstream) each day to get the usually prescribed dose of Lithium. I guess walking around town on a pretty perfect false-Spring day and poking into shops like Paddington a Station and the Grange Co-op will have to be our mood adjustment for the day. - posted by advodna_dave on March 05, 2015 at 03:43PM