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First Irrigation Well in Lamb County

 
 
First Irrigation Well in Lamb County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, June 7, 2017
1. First Irrigation Well in Lamb County Marker
Inscription.  Dug by hand in 1902 for crops, cattle, and household use of Ewing Halsell (1877-1965), son of land promoter and settler W. E. Halsell. An irrigation ditch carried water half a mile to headquarters of Halsell's "Mashed O" Ranch. Six feet in diameter but only 30 feet deep, well is no longer in operation.
 
Erected 1972 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 1733.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureAnimals. A significant historical year for this entry is 1902.
 
Location. 34° 14.027′ N, 102° 29.624′ W. Marker is near Earth, Texas, in Lamb County. Marker is on U.S. 70, 0.3 miles east of County Highway 99, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Earth TX 79031, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Spring Lake (approx. 0.3 miles away); Quanah Parker Trail (approx. 4.8 miles away); Earth (approx. 4.9 miles away); Springlake-Earth School (approx. 8 miles away); Springlake Cemetery
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(approx. 9.3 miles away); Sod House Spring (approx. 10.3 miles away); Big Square Community (approx. 10˝ miles away); The J. W. Carter Family and the 7-Up Ranch (approx. 11.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Earth.
 
First Irrigation Well in Lamb County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, June 7, 2017
2. First Irrigation Well in Lamb County Marker
First Irrigation Well in Lamb County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, June 7, 2017
3. First Irrigation Well in Lamb County Marker
View East on highway US-70.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2017. It was originally submitted on June 16, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 355 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 16, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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