Warm Springs first came to prominence in the 19th century as a spa town,
because of its mineral springs which flow constantly at nearly 32 °C (90 °F).
It is famous for the Little White House, where Franklin D. Roosevelt lived
while president, because of his paralytic illness. He died there in 1945 and it
is now a public museum. Roosevelt first came in the 1920s in hopes that the
warm water would improve his paraplegia, at the time thought to be the result
of polio. He was a constant visitor for two decades. The town is still home to
the Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation (Roosevelt's former