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Ha Ha Tonka in Camden County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

The Water Tower

Ha Ha Tonka State Park

 

— Missouri State Parks —

 
The Water Tower Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, January 25, 2020
1. The Water Tower Marker
Inscription.  
Gravity-Fed Water
A tank at the top of this 80-foot structure provided gravity-fed water to the mansion. Employees of the estate and their families were housed in quarters beneath the tank. The water tower escaped damage from the 1942 fire that gutted the mansion and stable, but it was burned by vandals in 1976.

Hydraulic Ram Pump
A hydraulic ram pump, powered by water pressure and gravity, was used to lift water from the spring to the tank-a vertical distance of nearly 300 feet.

The illustration, including transparent water tower walls, shows the position of the water tank inside the water tower and the relative positions of the tower, ram pump and water source to one another.
 
Erected by Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureForts and CastlesNatural Resources.
 
Location. 37° 58.5′ N, 92° 46′ W. Marker is in Ha Ha Tonka, Missouri, in Camden County. Marker can be

The Water Tower Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, January 25, 2020
2. The Water Tower Marker
reached from Natural Bridge Road half a mile west of State Highway D, on the left when traveling west. The marker is along the short path to the water tower from the parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Camdenton MO 65020, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Water: Sculpting The Landscape (within shouting distance of this marker); One Man's Dream (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Snyder's Legacy (about 300 feet away); American Indians, Trappers and Settlers (about 300 feet away).
 
Ha Ha Tonka Water Tower image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, January 25, 2020
3. Ha Ha Tonka Water Tower
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 10, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 30 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 10, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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