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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Mt. Pleasant Water Works and Hoo Doo Hill

In March 1903, while George Christensen was mayor, the city voted a bond for water works, but not until 1905, during H. C. Beaumann's term, were contracts let for installing the system. In due time, the system was installed, and with its completion. the settling barrels with their prickly pears, which had been used at most every home for the settling of the roily water, disappeared. In March 1903, while George Christensen was mayor, the city voted a bond for water works, but not until 1905, during H. C. Beaumann's term, were contracts let for installing the system. In due time, the system was installed, and with its completion. the settling barrels with their prickly pears, which had been used at most every home for the settling of the roily water, disappeared.  


Many wells had been dug, and in a number of places pumps installed, yet it had been a common sight to see people carrying water from wells where the water was thought to be extra good. A number of wind mills had also been erected, the first being the one by J. B. Hunter on Hoo Doo Hill.
Mr. S. E. Jensen and J. H. Seeley, with the wind mill pump installed a water works system in their homes, while for the
Ferdi­nand Ericksen home a hand pump was used.

taken from pp 182 and 183 of  "History of Mt. Pleasant"  by Hilda Madsen Longsdorf. 

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