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Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks
1505 Eastover Drive, Jackson, MS, 39211
Phone: 601-432-2400

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

History of Ford’s Well

JACKSON - The North Mississippi Fish Hatchery Visitor Education Center (VEC) adjacent to Enid Lake will host a program on the history of Enid Lake on June 1 at 2 p.m. The "History of Ford's Well" will focus on an area located on the south side of Enid Lake. Ford's Well was dug in 1898 and became popular in the early 1900s because of the high mineral content of its water which was touted as a cure for many ailments. Visitors enjoy the area today as they dig into the past and enjoy recreational opportunities like the Spyglass Hill horseback trail.

Mike Robinson, Supervisory Ranger for the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, will present the program. Mr. Robinson has worked with the Corps since 1972.  In addition to his work on Ford's Well, he has written numerous articles on the lake's construction and the families that lived on the land that became Enid Lake.

Admission is $2.50 for adults ages 18-59, and $2.00 for youth ages 3-17 and adults over the age of 60. For additional information please call the VEC at (662) 563-8068.

The VEC is located at Exit 233 on I-55.

For more information regarding fishing in Mississippi, visit our website at www.mdwfp.com/fishing or call us at (601) 432-2212. 

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