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Among the first settlers to arrive in what was later to become Preston was John Erb, who acquired 7500 acres including land at the confluence of the Grand and Speed Rivers. By the middle of the nineteenth century, an increasing numbers by people were attracted to the town’s mineral springs which were thought to possess remarkable curative powers in the treatment of a variety of ailments.  It was not long before some enterprising businessmen and medical practitioners let it be known that the mineral springs could offer relief if not an outright cure for a number of ailments including arthritis and rheumatism. Soon three major hotels, first the North American and later the Del Monte and finally the Sulphur Springs, sprang up to serve the well-heeled clientele which began to arrive in Preston from all over North America.


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