posted on Mar, 18 2014 @ 07:21 AM
I have been walking past these chipped sandstone building blocks for years and years never paying much attention to them. They looked like another
old, old structure from a long time ago.
A diseased Elm tree that fell in a windstorm showed the sandstone blocks had been put in a round pattern. So, like any good country boy that is
curious, I started to dig.
Once I saw the limestone I knew what I had found an old well. At about 9 feet the water started to rise and fill the pool.
When this well was functional it was huge. The molded sandstone would fill the sides above ground and the limestone would line the inter part.
No need to boil this water and perhaps in a survival situation you come across blocked sandstone it might be hiding your salvation.
As to how old this well is all I can do is guess and that would be middle to late 19th century. Anytime water comes up, using limestone as a aquifer,
that means you are at the top point of the water table-this well would never run dry no matter how much you took out because the pressure of the
aquifer would force the water through and refill the pool. Some people call these artesian wells however that term was never used here. The limestone
bottom(the aquifer) meets the water table and the result is a never ending supply of clean water-that the country folk called a 'rockwell'