File 52 - Artesian Well on Caroline St., Waterloo.

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Artesian Well on Caroline St., Waterloo.

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1 photograph : b&w; 15 x 15 cm + clipping

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Image of Waterloo PUC and town officials at the tapping of an artesian well on Caroline St. in 1919. The group is seen standing on either side of the well, which is gushing with water. The well was capped in 1934; the accompanying news story also shows the gusher resulting from this same well being struck during construction of Waterloo Town Square in 1961.

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Scanned as TIF file December 2019.
See GA92-9-53 for 1961 photograph in clipping.

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GA92-9-52_001 and GA92-9-53_001 appeared in the June 6, 1961 edition of the newspaper as part of the article: "Mysterious Well Poses Problem".

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Photo caption from published version of GA92-9-52_001 and GA92-9-53_001: "WELL, WELL! - The top photo [GA92-9-52_001] showing Waterloo PUC and town officials was taking in 1919 when Waterloo tapped an artesian well on Caroline street. The well was capped and abandoned in 1934 when its hard, corrosive water disintegrated pipes. Lower photo [GA92-9-53_001] shows the same location where the gusher was struck during excavations at Waterloo Square. The water is seen seeping through snow at lower right. A portion of the old Seagram warehouse is shown at rear left."

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