Agua Caliente Springs
An article in an 1889 issue of the Sonoma Index Tribune read, in part, “the famous health-giving springs, delightful location and basalt block interests of this progressive little village is destined at no distant day to make it a place of considerable importance. The town was laid out a little over a year ago by M.K. Cady, one of Sonoma Valley’s most energetic and public-spirited men. The railroad runs through the place which boasts of an express office, post office, schoolhouse, hotel general merchandising store, butcher shop, and a blacksmiths shop. During the spring and summer months the Agua Caliente Springs Hotel is crowded with health and pleasure seekers who come to lave in its health restoring water and bask in never failing sunshine and balmy breezes. An Episcopal Church will be erected a Agua Caliente this summer.”
Cady, operated the lavish resort hotel. In 1886 the Index Tribune reported that “The Agua Caliente Hotel, Having been enlarged and refurbished, is now one of the most elegant and attractive summer and winter resorts on the coast.”
In August of 1886, the Agua Caliente post office was established, the first one between Sonoma and Glen Ellen.