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Colorado City in Mitchell County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Colorado City Standpipe

 
 
Colorado City Standpipe Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 12, 2017
1. Colorado City Standpipe Marker
Inscription. In response to the need for a water supply system for Colorado, as this town was then known, the city's governing body issued waterwork bonds in 1884. The bond money was used to build this standpipe and to lay mains through which the city's water supply could run. The 90-foot steel standpipe was erected in 1884 by Riter and Conley of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and continues in use as a storage facility for emergency water needs. The development of the city's water services was a major factor in the town's survival in the dry West Texas area.
 
Erected 1985 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 971.)
 
Location. 32° 22.977′ N, 100° 50.317′ W. Marker is in Colorado City, Texas, in Mitchell County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 208 half a mile south of Westpoint Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is behind old Wallace School. Marker is in this post office area: Colorado City TX 79512, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. R.C. (Dick) Ware (approx. 0.7 miles away); Ruddick Park (approx. 1.1 miles away); Comanche Village Massacre (approx. 1.1 miles away);
Colorado City Standpipe Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 12, 2017
2. Colorado City Standpipe Marker
E.M. Hardigree Home (approx. 1 miles away); All Saints' Church (approx. 1 miles away); Dr. Preston C. Coleman (approx. 1 miles away); Buffalo Trails (approx. 1 miles away); John C. Prude Home (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Colorado City.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Colorado City Standpipe image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 12, 2017
3. Colorado City Standpipe
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 6, 2018, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 6, 2018, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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