Flowing well near Kuhn Lake

Admittedly there is not much to attract those driving by now on a busy state road in Kosciusko County. There is a well with a sign next to it that simply says “Point of Interest.” But that wasn’t the case several years ago. The well more specifically was (and still is) an Artesian one and attracted people from a wide area because of its pure continuously flowing water. People would often pull off the road and stop, filling up jugs or other containers with the water. Out of the photo and atop the small hill in the background was a small rest area where people could park their vehicles and enjoy the view of nearby Kuhn Lake, which is just across State Road 13 and south of North Webster. It was operated by the state at one time. But, eventually, the parking area was shut down and there is little trace of it today with the exception of a building. The flowing well structure has been changed through the years. Today there is likely a difference of opinion on how pure the water is compared to earlier years. Some might say it is not so pure anymore. Though I do know some will still stop and fill up their containers. Apparently the well is still maintained by the state today.

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Flowing well near North Webster in Kosciusko County.


About historynut11

My name is Tim Ashley and I am a newspaper editor/reporter/photographer in Milford, Indiana, and live in nearby Goshen, Indiana. A deeply held and sincere passion of mine is history and learning from the past. I enjoy a wide variety of history topics, but particularly local history, noted American highways (Lincoln Highway and Route 66), railroad history and the Civil War. I believe we can learn much from the past and that past shapes who we are today. I also enjoy visiting museums and historical sites, as well as taking photos of remnants from the past still standing.
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