b"that it worked for him, helping hima trip back in time. Of the routes with a chronic case of hayfever. available, one involves crossing To tap this clean air resource, Dr.the river on a ferry, while another Diehl built a hospital over the mouthoffers a low, one-lane bridge bridge of the cave. Welch Spring, whichthat most likely disappears with the flowed from the cave, was dammedspring rains. And the final option is up so that water would close off theto drive through the river in a shal-entrance. This was to force more airlow section.out through the cave opening intoThe precarious routes make this the hospital. destination seem even more remote In today's terms, it might be betterand mythical.called a health spa, since thereUnfortunately for Diehl, access to wasn't much in the way of formalthe area surrounding the Current medical treatment, just an invitationRiver was even more limited then to breathe the fresh air of the cave. than it is today, with just a few rough Located on K Highway in south- dirt roads, and the flood of patients ern Dent County, Mo., near a small,and other guests that were to flock to unincorporated community knownthe sites healing surroundings never as Jadwin, even the drive seems likematerialized.ANYTHING IS POSSIBLEwith 0% Interest for 18 Months508 E STEPHENSONHARRISON870-754-0086598234zwww.PCSfireplacepatio.com20| Ozarks Magazine | Spring 2021 www.OzarksMag.com"