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City accepts deed to original town springs
This site off Colville Street was an overgrown thicket before McMinnville Heritage Preservation cleaned it and erected a stone called Our Ebenezer to commemorate the citys original water source. The city has accepted the deed to the property to ensure it remains properly maintained.
McMinnville officials have adopted the site of the original town springs, the spot that drew settlers into the area more than 200 years ago. The measure was passed unanimously Tuesday night by Mayor Jimmy Haley and Aldermen Jimmy Bonner, Ryle Chastain, Steve Harvey, Everett Brock and Jimmy Bonner. Vice Mayor Ben Newman was absent.McMinnville Heritage Preservation member Neil Schultz offered the group’s latest historic conservation effort to the city – the deed to the original town springs, a water source and the reason why the city was built here.