An Abandoned Well at the Leper Colony


 

 

I recently found a secret entrance to McKean Rehabilitation Center, a former leper colony near my home. At this rarely used section of the colony there is a water well, which although no longer in use still has some water at the bottom. I thought “hmm, maybe there’s money to be made if I drop a bucket into the well and bring up some of this water.” That’s the kind of guy I am. Always full of good ideas.

 

So if anybody else thinks this is a good idea, or would like to sample the water, let me know. I could videotape the whole process. insuring that I wasn’t just bottling tap water but real, McKean Leper Colony Abandoned Well Water! Accept no substitutes.

 

The leper colony was established in the early 20th century on land given to the Church of Christ by the King of Lanna.  The buildings are 1920’s tropical, the cabins are awfully small by modern standards.  There are only a few lepers in residence, mostly poor refugees from nearby Burma.

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2 thoughts on “An Abandoned Well at the Leper Colony

  1. Wouldn’t surprise me if I hat water actually tested as really pure. Lol 😝 Maybe if you designed just the right bottle and label. Do you know about Archie McPhee?

  2. Isn’t it weird how we continue to spin money-making ventures? When I was young, I remember old people winning or having lots of money and I would think, “Whatever for???” 🤑

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