Harvey County Historical Museum Photographs
 

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Identifier

2010204502

Approximate Date

1980

Description

Newton. 1980. Historical marker in park area of Santa Fe depot. 1871 Water Well Memorial. / Plaque reads: "1871 Water Well Memorial Santa Fe engineers were surveying and platting the Newton town site on Section 17 in March 1871. Captain David L. Payne, state legislator from this district and other early settlers saw the urgent need for domestic drinking water. Captain Payne agreed to supervise the digging of a well in the center of 5th and Main Street intersection. It was the only domestic drinking water in Newton for several months, and considered the best water for several years thereafter. The small concrete plaque in the center of this intersection marks the location of the historic well. Courtesy Harvey County Historical Society"

Physical Description

2" x 2"

Subject

Historical markers, Plaques, Parks, Railroad stations, Harvey County (Kan.), Newton (Kan.)

Rights

© Harvey County Historical Museum. All rights reserved. May not be reproduced without permission. To request permission, contact info@hchm.org. Please credit Harvey County Historical Museum as your source.

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Access provided by Forsyth Digital Collections

Collection

J. Birch Stuart Collection, Photo Box 04 A Street Scenes

Comments

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Language

eng

Keywords

Historical markers, Plaques, Parks, Railroad stations, Harvey County (Kan.), Newton (Kan.)

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