Lithia Springs GA is the home of the Worlds ONLY GIANT SMILING TURTLE EFFIGY. Carved from garnite thousands of years ago, it is only giant stone turtle effigy of its kind in the world. Standing over 25 feet in height this giant has beaconed health seekers for thousands of years to come drink Lithia Spring Water. This ancient wonder is an ancient American Indian water spirit who The largest and longest creek in Georgia runs through this park, so we have an abundance of natural wildlife, including turtles. The creek's name is Sweet Water, named after a Cherokee Indian chief Sweet Water, who lived at Lithia Springs during the early 1800's. Within the boundaries of Lithia Springs are two tributary creeks that run into the Sweet Water Creek. These creeks and their marsh lands are habitats for many types of turtle species. Sadly, the creeks have toxic pollutants that have a negative impact on the turtle populations. It is one of our immediate missions to create a natural pristine habitat for the turtles so that they may thrive. The cost to do this requires a significant amount of money, time, labor and other resources. We are a small privately owned company that has limited resources and it is our hope that you will help us achieve a pristine environment so that the turtle population will thrive. Every order of Lithia Spring Water will help finance the Lithia Turtle Sanctuary.
SAVE THE TURTLES
Only a few years ago there were many different types of turtle species, but now there are fewer, because of the dumping of pollutants into our creeks including lots of plastic water bottles. These kill turtles and other types of animals that live at our Turtle Sanctuary. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the State of Georgia laws for the Ecological Restoration of creeks and the natural drainage are simply being ignored by local business and the city who have this legal responsibility. We are trying to work with these various agencies in hopes they too will understand the importance of preserving the turtle's natural habitat at Historic Lithia Springs Ga. We appreciate all the help we have gotten from those who love turtles and nature.
Stated below are some of our immediate goals:
* Find upstream polluters and report them to the EPA. Seek legal actions against them if necessary.
* Clean the creeks of all trash and toxins to allow for natural drainage and pristine water conditions.
*Improve the habitat for the turtles to assure that the natural habitat provides adequate food supplies.
There are many types of turtles that live at Lithia Turtle Sanctuary. Yes, they are cute and they are shy. The native Indians long ago called the land we live in today Turtle Island. The term originates mainly from oral tradition, in the tale of the westward travel of the Anishinaabe tribe on this land they knew as Turtle Island. The Turtle is also the universal symbol of Long life and health. For thousands of years, a Smiling Turtle has beaconed health seeker to come drink Lithia Spring Water.
Once upon a time, the Giant Frog Rock was the most famous tourist attraction in Douglas County, GA. Everyone visited the Giant Frog Rock and took photos with it. Sadly, it now lays abandoned in the city of Austell's land, adjacent to Lithia Medicine Spring. About 15 years ago the Department of Transportation (DOT) wanted to dynamite Frog Rock so that they could elevate and widen the road. Single handed, Gleda James (pictured above), fought the DOT and won to preserve this ancient wonder for future generations.
Standing on an ancient American step pyramid 25' above the ground Founder/Explorer Ian Simpson gestures to the ancient Firebird effigy that he and his crew uncovered from the earth. About 10 years ago this ancient wonder was almost destroyed by the city who wanted to dynamite a path through Lithia Medicine Spring to build a sewer line. If it were not for local historian Gleda James the ancient fire bird would have been destroyed. Some say that the ancients carved this firebird out of stone as a marker that points toward gold.
TURTLES ~ SALMANDERS ~ TREE FROGS
Historic Lithia Springs has a wide variety of Turtles, Salamanders, and Tree Frogs. In fact, there are few places within the United States that have such a large population and diversity of these beautiful amazing amphibians. The ancient Americans believed in the tapestry of life that all living people and animals were woven from. It was the belief that the great spirit gave humans life to act as guardians of all life, animals and human alike. Today, Americans are becoming detached with the natural world and its tapestry of life. At Historic Lithia Springs, we believe in the wisdom of the ancients and we want to help protect our little brothers and sisters the Tuttles, Salamanders, and Tree Frogs. We hope that Lithia Explorers will also help.
Freshly drawn from our ancient Native American Indian healing spring Fresh, Pristine, Delicious and Health-Enhancing
Atlanta's Water of Legends
Lithia Spring Water flows from an ancient native American Indian healing spring where for thousands of years people journeyed to drink its healthful water. Since 1888 this health enhancing mineral spring water has been bottled and delivered to the homes and offices of health seekers. You can now order home or office delivery direct from the source, Lithia Springs GA.
Lithia Mineral Spring Water Logo
Our Lithia Spring Water logo embodies the nostalgic era and the modern era. The logo depicts a human life force being refreshed inside a lithium atom. Look carefully there are 3 electrons with 2 forming inverted hearts. Scientific research suggests lithium may be an essential micro-nutrient for health and well-being.
Since 1888 Home and Office Delivery
Since 1888 Lithia Mineral Spring Water has been shipped direct from its source. This year marks the 129th anniversary since Lithia Spring Water was first bottled and delivered to the homes and offices of health seekers. Now, you can have delivered to your home one of the world's rarest and healthiest drinking waters, shipped directly from its source to you!
Scientific Research Lithium Longevity
In August 2011, the European Journal of Nutrition published a scientific study authored by University of Jena, Oita University Faculty of Medicine, Hiroshima Institute of Human Nutrition that concluded low-dose lithium found in Lithia waters promotes longevity in humans and metazoans. Lithia Spring Water may be the fountain of youth.