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!