The photo of this past week has a really great story! It is known as “the well in the road” by local people. It is located on Shaver Road, just off of the curve of Highway 252, north of Lavaca and close to the Arbuckle Island area.
This well was dug more than one hundred years ago on the property line that separated to farms. It gave good water that they used for drinking, cooking, washing and water for animals. Progress came and the state highway decided to use their pathway to the well as Shaver Road. Both refused to give up the well. Somehow, they persuaded the state to straddle the well so Shaver Road runs on either side of it.
It wasn’t so long ago that a young speeder hit the well in the darkness. The canopy was destroyed and many of the native stones were either demolished or had fallen into the well. It could have spelled the end of this popular spot in northeast Sebastian County, but local men gathered and reconstructed the well as it used to look!
Yeah! Teamwork! Look for the #6 installment of Where in the World is Jack James!