For over 80 years watercress has grown in the spring water. A man named
Wilson Carmack was most famous for harvesting the watercress that
naturally grew around the spring. He leased a portion of land from
Fountain Rock Lime and Brick for his watercress business.
To harvest, he would cut the watercress with a sharp knife and tie it
with string. Next, the watercress bunches were layered in barrels with
ice and taken to Baltimore to sell. Mr. Remsburg also harvested the
watercress after Mr. Carmack.