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Lititz in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Springs Head-End

 
 
Springs Head-End Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 11, 2018
1. Springs Head-End Marker
Inscription.  

In 1855 the steep bank around the spring head was contoured. Three springs were uncovered flowing from caves to the west. From the bubbling spring, water gracefully flows eastward and is the source of the Lititz Run stream. The clear, limestone water was believed to heal rheumatism and other ailments.

Abraham Beck and his sons Paul and Herbert added the stone tablet to the wall with the inscription "Gottes Brunnlein hat Wasser die Fulle — God's Fount is Never Failing."

In 1927 a log cabin was built on the top of the hill behind the spring head by Lititz Boy Scout Troops 2 & 3 to be used as a meeting place. It is no longer used today by the scouts.

This marker is provided by and dedicated to the memory of
Robert "Sketch" Mearig
a collector of Lititz history, who loved Lititz Springs Park

 
Erected 2009.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Man-Made FeaturesParks & Recreational AreasWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 40° 9.436′ 
Springs Head-End Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 11, 2018
2. Springs Head-End Marker
N, 76° 18.679′ W. Marker is in Lititz, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Lititz Springs Park, 24 North Broad Street, Lititz PA 17543, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Arched Bridge (a few steps from this marker); Last Memorial Day Encampment (a few steps from this marker); Music Pavilion (a few steps from this marker); Beck Memorial Band Shell (within shouting distance of this marker); An Icon of Lititz Springs Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Paul E. Beck Memorial Band Shell (within shouting distance of this marker); "Steps of Progress" (within shouting distance of this marker); Round House (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lititz.
 
Regarding Springs Head-End. The deteriorated Boy Scout Cabin was razed in 2012 and replaced with a pavilion.
 
Also see . . .  Lititz Springs Park History. (Submitted on November 12, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Lititz Springs Head-End image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 11, 2018
3. Lititz Springs Head-End
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 13, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 12, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 74 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 12, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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