by Katy M. Tahja

Discover the lure of Orr Hot Springs in Mendocino County, which over the years has been a gathering place for Native Americans, a destination for folks suffering from rheumatism and arthritis, and a cooperatively-owned community resort for 20 years. Enjoy fascinating stories from 160 years’ worth of recorded history, including the fires which burned the resort multiple times, advertising copy promising “miracle cures,” and a photo of Chinese cook Lim Chum, known in 1938 as “the best resort cook around.” Written by local historian and long-time Comptche resident Katy Tahja. Includes 18 black-and-white photos.