“On ye easterne plain, at a pace called by the Indians, Amagansee-att, place of good water”
Older generations knew the original name of the road now called Indian Wells Highway. It was Indian Well Plain Highway, changed without permission by the Highway Department because the longer name did not fit on the new road markers.
The Indian well historical marker is in the wrong place. The actual well -- a spring of fresh water that bubbled up into the hollow stump of a pepperidge tree – was on the north-east corner. The owners of a new subdivision there did not want it on their property, so the marker was placed across the street. The stump is gone, but that corner is still swampy.