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From the Ipswich Tribune Thursday, May 30, 1935 edition

ARTESON WELLS MADE THE COUNTY

For his water supply the early settler was dependent on shallow, 12 to 20 foot deep wells. The fact that more than a generation ago subterranean water level has been steadily dropping, caused farmers to be looking for a more constant water supply. During those early years they also experienced dry years and therefore, to be assured of a sufficient supply became a serious problem. Scarcely did these pioneers realize that the county is over an artesian basin with an abundance of water held under great pre...



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