If you're ever in Ashland and feeling a little blue, walk to the plaza downtown and drink some mineral-spring water out of the Lithia Fountain. Supposedly, the naturally occurring lithium in the water can lift your spirits. I'm not sure if the low levels are really enough, and the water tastes and smells pretty nasty due to the high mineral content. Nonetheless, I recommend taking a taste to get the full Ashland experience. If nothing else, you'll be tasting a little Ashland history. In the early 1900's, there was a plan to turn Ashland into a mineral-springs based resort, a plan which eventually fizzled out.