Ron Wiedeman’s ancestors came here around 1900, as best as he can tell.
It’s a swath of land along the Wisconsin River in the Town of Crescent, just southwest of Rhinelander.
“I’ve lived in this area my whole life,” said Wiedeman, sitting at his kitchen table.
When he was a kid, the spring now known as Crescent Spring was on his family’s property.
“Just clean, fresh water, always clean, and good tasting water,” Wiedeman said. “I’ve [drunken] out of there since I was probably eight years old.”