I was traveling across the Upper Peninsula on US-2 headed to Duluth for my other website Lost In The States. I went through the town of Norway near Iron Mountain. Right along the highway, about a mile outside of town is a stone fountain. The water comes from an artesian spring and flows all year long.
In 1903 Oliver Mining Company was searching for iron ore and drilled a hole about a thousand foot deep. The hole cuts several steeply dipping porous strata that trap water at higher elevations to the north. The difference in elevation creates the pressure in an artesian well. The back side of the fountain is a pipe with flowing water for filling up jugs. I stopped along my journey and filled up an empty water bottle that I had in my Jeep. I gotta say it is the best tasting water that I have ever had. If you are ever passing through Norway be sure to bring a few jugs to fill up with water.
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