Photograph of an external view of shack at Arrowhead Hot Springs, San Bernardino, ca.1876. A post-and-rail fence made from scrap wood and branches surrounds a small clearing at the base of a hill in which a long shack with three doors and one window stands to the immediate right of a smaller shack that has clapboard siding. Further away to the left, what appears to be an outhouse can be seen. A man stands in the leftmost doorway of the longer shack. Hilly terrain and mountains fill the background, while desert brush and a rock to the right fill the foreground. A horse can be seen grazing behind the enclosure to the right.; "I had a talk with John Brown Jr., who told me that David N. Smith erected the first buildings at Arrowhead Springs - the ones shown in your print - about 1864. Mr. Brown, offhand, could not fix the date more definitely. He said Smith was keeper of the upper gate on the Cajon Pass toll road from 1861 until he moved to Arrowhead. Smith gave hydropathie treatment while living in the toll road, but realized that the Spring possessed certain advantages. The building you show stood close to the cienega that supplies the hot mud used in treatment at the arrowhead." -- G.W. Beattie 1876.