The Town Pump
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers
N 43° 33.681 W 096° 45.527
14T E 681008 N 4825595
Quick Description: Soon after the town of Sioux Falls was Platted in 1889 this community well was installed.
Location: South Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 5/12/2006 11:28:04 AM
Waymark Code: WMCE0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers
Views: 19

Long Description:
It was a source of water for the townspeople for their livestock and household needs and was referred to as the "Town Pump" by the residents. They carried water back to their houses with pails or cream cans or pulled up in their wagons to fill barrels. The town pump became a popular meeting place where children played and adults met to head off for other activities such as swimming or ice skating on the Big Sioux River.
In the 1920's water lines were installed and the much used pump was removed and the hole filled in.
Marker Name: The Town Pump

Marker Type: City

Marker Text:
The Town Pump West Sioux Falls, gathering place.


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