Jump to navigation. By the mids, French Lick Springs Hotel, although still in operation, was a mere shell of its former glory and the abandoned West Baden Springs Hotel was literally crumbling to the ground. The comeback began with people who refused to give up — local volunteers and Indiana Landmarks. One key partner in the restoration was the Conrad Schmitt Studios. The Cook family wanted their preservation work to result in living, breathing historic places that would be around for centuries to come. Established in , with the original east wing built in , French Lick Springs Hotel attracted guests from around the world to experience the "miracle waters" of its nearby sulfur springs.
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In November , the French Lick Resort Casino , the state's tenth casino in the modern legalized era, opened, drawing national attention to the small town. However, it is best known as the hometown of basketball legend Larry Bird. French Lick was originally a French trading post built near a spring and salt lick. A fortified ranger post was established near the springs in On Johnson's map of Indiana, the community was known as Salt Spring.
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