MINERAL SPRING

Program
NYS Historic
Subject
Industry & Commerce
Location
92 Kent St, Keeseville, NY 12944, USA
Lat/Long
44.50504919999999, -73.47891729999998
Grant Recipient
Anderson Falls Heritage Society
Historic Marker

MINERAL SPRING

Inscription

MINERAL SPRING
WATER FROM THIS SPRING
WAS USED MEDICINALLY & LATER
SOLD IN MOLDED BOTTLES AS
DIETADE, FLAT OR SPARKLING,
FROM 1914 TO 1942.
WILLIAM G. POMEROY FOUNDATION 2019

At one time, not far from this site, was a natural mineral spring that brought fame and regional acclaim to the rural hamlet of Keeseville, New York. As early as the 1870s it was clear that water from this spring was far from ordinary. It was purported to possess medicinal properties. From 1914-1942, Isaac Merkel and his son David began to bottle the water and called it Dietade Mineral Spring Water, available flat or sparkling. Dietade was advertised as a cure all for a host of aliments from diabetes and indigestion to constipation and eczema. The Dietade Company ceased operation in the 1940s due to increased competition from soft drink corporations. A pavilion was built over the spring. It was later enclosed, then converted into a private residence which still stands today.