"Springs were a most important factor in the settlement of Lincoln
County. They were a source, not only of water, but of water safe to
drink, if proper care was taken to ensure against pollution. ...
"Some springs were more famous than others and bore names. A few of
these were Willow Springs, Dodrill's Spring, Giessler Springs,
Dripping Springs and Beeson's Spring. ...
"Dripping Springs Northwest Quarter, Section 13-12N-2E also feeds the
south branch of the Quapaw. It was such a beautiful place until a
neighbor's son dug up the floor of the ravine to hold the mash barrels
of his moonshine operation. ...
"Springs were the source of household water, especially valuable, until
wells could be dug (as many were) or drilled. ...
"The Giessler Springs are on Cecil W. Borrell's farm located four
miles north of U. S. Highway 62, west of White Rock Road and north of
Brittian Road. Abraham Giessler is the first name on the abstract
followed by Otto Bierly. Borrell, the fourth owner, bought the farm
from Carl Jones.
"The springs are in a boulder-strewn canyon, if I remember correctly.
About twelve feet above the canyon floor, a cave is hewn out of the rock
wall. There are steps leading up to the cave. Spring water runs
right through the cave making an excellent 'refrigerator' for keeping
milk, butter, or anything one wished to keep cold.
"Mr. Borrell informs me of several other springs on the school land
across the road south of his place. These springs are why Brittian
Road is so crooked on this mile."