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First Irrigation Well in Lamb County

 
 
First Irrigation Well in Lamb County Marker image. Click for full size.
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.)
 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Spring Lake (approx. 0.3 miles away); Earth (approx. 4.9 miles away); Springlake-Earth School (approx. 8 miles away); Springlake Cemetery (approx. 9.3 miles away); The J. W. Carter Family and the 7-Up Ranch (approx. 11.4 miles away).
 
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First Irrigation Well in Lamb County Marker image. Click for full size.
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.
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. This page originally submitted on June 16, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 60 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 16, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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