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Bedford Springs Hotel

The Bedford Springs Hotel was a large hotel and mineral-water resort located in the Allegheny Mountains just outside Bedford, Pennsylvania. Vacant and not operational for over a decade in 2003, it was a favored resort during the 19th century, and was frequented by President James Buchanan, who used it as a summer White House. The first transatlantic cable sent from England to the United States was received at the hotel during the late 1850s. The hotel's golf course, designed in the 1920s, is still in business. During World War II, the hotel and grounds were used as a U.S. Navy radio training center, and also as a detention center for interned Japanese diplomats.

Efforts to find a way to restore the hotel and grounds are ongoing.