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Identification #

UAP 16851

Additional Information

Three men dig for water on the campus, which according to the back of the photo was a failure. A large drilling rig stands in the foreground along with two horses. To the far right is Davis Hall. Campus drinking water had to be hauled from Grand Forks in barrels and the coulee supplied water for bathing and laundry. A typhoid outbreak (1893-1894) resulted immediately in the drilling two wells on campus.


Coulee; Water System; Drilling Rig; Horses; Davis Hall; Coulees; Horses; College buildings; Hydraulics; Water-supply engineering - Equipment and supplies; Men; Water

Places Depicted

North Dakota--Grand Forks; North Dakota--English Coulee

Organizations Depicted

Davis Hall (Grand Forks, N.D.); University of North Dakota