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
North Dakota--Grand Forks; North Dakota--English Coulee
Davis Hall (Grand Forks, N.D.); University of North Dakota
Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota