Historical LandmarkThe Sprague Well, believed to be the first drilled artesian well in Bayfield County, was completed at 119 feet 8 inches in April, 1903 by Monroe H. Sprague at the mill office of the Akeley-Sprague Lumber Co. Flow from the 4 inch casing was rated at 224 gal. min. - "so free of minerals it was piped directly to the saw mill boilers." In 1956 the flow was measured at 54 gal. min. from a one inch pipe and tested 104 ppm total mineral content. Long a fresh water treat for Washburn residents, it remains a landmark of early lumbering days on Chequamegon Bay.
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|Date Added||Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 8:34pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15T E 660178 N 5170269|
|Decimal Degrees||46.66681667, -90.90605000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 46° 40.009', W 90° 54.363'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||46° 40' 0.54" N, 90° 54' 21.78" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 19 W Loop Rd, Washburn WI 54891, US|
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