Getting Water

Getting Water (HM291D)

Location: Sturbridge, MA 01566 Worcester County
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N 42° 6.455', W 72° 5.941'

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A well sweep is one of the simplest ways to raise water from a well.
A well sweep is like a big seesaw, with one end heavier than the other. A bucket is tied to the lighter end. When you lower the bucket into the well, the heavy end rises. After the bucket fills with water, allow the heavy end to fall, lifting up the bucket of water for you.
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Detail from an anonymous oil painting of a farm scene, c. 1840. Private Collection.
HM NumberHM291D
Placed ByOld Sturbridge Village
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Date Added Wednesday, July 4th, 2018 at 7:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 739857 N 4665794
Decimal Degrees42.10758333, -72.09901667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 6.455', W 72° 5.941'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 6' 27.3" N, 72° 5' 56.46" W
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Area Code(s)508, 774
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd, Sturbridge MA 01566, US
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