#healing 2014 Arthritis Walk Jax

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2014 Arthritis Walk Jax
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Walk to Cure Arthritis Jacksonvill 2014

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Jingle Bell Run 2014 – Orlando

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Strathpeffer stands in the upper reaches of Strath Peffer, some four miles west of Dingwall. As late as the early 1800s, the settlement did not exist and the land on which it stands was divided between four farms. In the mid 1700s a sulphurous spring was discovered here and in 1777 the Reverend Colin McKenzie, who was both the parish priest and the manager of the estate on which the spring stood, arranged for it to be fenced off to prevent its pollution by cattle.

Not long afterwards a London doctor wrote a paper for the Royal Society on the health giving powers of the water to be found here, and in the early 1800s a Dr Morrison from Aberdeenshire declared his arthritis to have been cured by the waters. In 1819 largely thanks to Dr Morrison’s efforts to spread the word about the miracle cures on offer here, Strathpeffer’s spa water became available on a commercial basis when the first pump room was built.

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