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Stop 2: Greeley’s Spring
Directions to Stop 2 from the Greeley House: Begin at the Horace Greeley House Museum. Turn left out of the Greeley House parking lot. Continue to walk along Senter St. toward Bell Middle School. About half-way between the Greeley House and Bell Middle School, look to your left for Greeley’s spring.
When the Greeleys moved to the house on King Street, they needed a source of pure drinking water closer than the original spring near the House in the Woods. Greeley enclosed a second spring, not far from the new home, in this concrete cistern to assure a steady supply. His daughter Gabrielle later connected the cistern to the cobblestone basin closer to the road. Both have been recently restored.