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Indian Wells
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62
N 24° 56.226 W 080° 36.816
17R E 539011 N 2758038
Quick Description: In Islamorada along US 1.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 9/15/2014 7:35:07 PM
Waymark Code: WMMG58
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member xptwo
Views: 2

Long Description:
These wells were surrounded by an Indian village over 1000 years ago. The Spanish used the wells to replace their water supply before crossing to the mother country.
This site was a salvage camp to recover the treasure from the Spanish galleons lost in the 1733 hurricane. Some of those wrecked nearby were the Capitana, Chaves, Herrera, La Florida and Tres Puentes.
The early settlers from the Bahamas used this source of water from the mid 1800s to 1942 when water was pumped from the mainland by the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority.
Marker Number: None

Date: None

County: Monroe

Marker Type: Plaque

Sponsored or placed by: Heritage Monument Trail Islamorada

Website: Not listed

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