South Hero, Vermont
Camp, unknown date. Postcard image courtesy of University of Vermont Special Collections.
There is little to no evidence that the mineral spring on the Landon farmstead, appearing on the 1857 Walling Map and the 1871 Beers Atlas Map, was a tourist destination although the Landon family may have lodged visitors for the Iodine Springs, near Keeler's Bay. The spring appears in different locations on each map. The location in 1857 appears to be the center of a pond, near the intersection of Landon Road and East Shore Road, which is approximately three feet deep near the center and does not appear to be seasonal.  The other location, marked on the 1871 map, is an area where there is a drainage pipe from the west side of Landon Road, supplying water run off, that has eroded a small feeder brook to a stream that empties into the marsh.  The water running across the property has a slight sulphuric odor, and the smell was noticeable in the larger streams and the run off from the high points of the adjacent lands.
There is little evidence of tourism of any kind on the Landon property, but in
Camp, unknown date. Courtesy University of Vermont Special Collections.
The Landon orchards and sheep may have supplied similar products to tourists who frequented the
Shoreline, South Hero, unknown date. Postcard image courtesy University of Vermont Special Collections.
 Leroy Wilbur Wood, South Hero in the Garden Spot of Vermont. Providence: Rollinson and Hey, 1923.
 H.F. Walling, Map of Chittenden County, Vermont. Boston: Baker, Tilden and Co., 1857.
 W.F. Beers, Atlas of Chittenden County, Vermont. Rutland: Charles E. Tuttle Company, Inc., 1971.
 Allen L. Stratton, History of the South Hero Island being the Towns of South Hero and Grand Isle Vermont. Volume I, Burlington: Queen City Printers, 1980.
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