du ponts’ artesian well in louisville, kentucky (1858)

After Mulot imported Chinese cable-tool drilling to the western world and successfully sank a flowing artesian well in Paris, water wildcatters worldwide slowly began chipping into the depths in search of artesian water. The du Ponts drilled one such well in Louisville, Kentucky; a well nicely described by Professor J. Lawrence Smith of the University … Continue reading du ponts’ artesian well in louisville, kentucky (1858)

Water! Plenty of It: Enough for one thousand homes

Neat advertisement for a development in East Dallas spouting off (so to speak...) about its flowing artesian well. Vickery Place as a development began in 1911;┬áthis enticement was published in the Dallas Morning News on June 11, 1911. According to "The Geology of Dallas County" by Ellis Shuler, the Vickery Place well intercepted sands at … Continue reading Water! Plenty of It: Enough for one thousand homes