Today the grand hotel at Mackinac Sulphur Springs was destroyed by fire. The blaze reportedly began with a defective flue in an adjoining log cabin and then spread to the hotel.
The Mackinac Sulphur Springs, located at the edge of White Oak Grove two miles north of Carlock, was a famous summer resort and spa. Visitors came to enjoy the healing waters, or enjoy a Sunday afternoon band concert. In addition to the hotel, services included an ice house, grocery store, and horse stable. A jitney bus service was available from the Carlock train station to the hotel.