Behind the Story
Alonso de León described abundant springs that popped up from the ground at the base of a dry and barren hilltop. He called them "fountains." His discovery is reported to have happened on Saint Mark's Day in 1689. Which Hill Country artesian springs he discovered that day is still hotly debated, but I like to believe they were "the finest spring of springs," found at 29° 53' N and 97° 55' W at an elevation of 550 feet above sea level.
These are The Fountains of Saint Mark. What I hope to share with you is the magic that flows from the ancient limestone.
– Ron Coley in Playa Blanca, Mexico, February 24, 2016