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

Oldie but Goodie: Underground waters of the Rio Grande Plain and Edwards Plateau (Hill and Vaughan 1898)

"Geology of the Edwards Plateau and Rio Grande Plain Adjacent to Austin and San Antonio, Texas, with Reference to the Occurrence of Underground Waters" by Robert T. Hill and T. Wayland Vaughan published by the U.S. Geological Survey in 1898 (works volume 4, annual report volume 18, part 2, pages 199-321 with plates) captures the … Continue reading Oldie but Goodie: Underground waters of the Rio Grande Plain and Edwards Plateau (Hill and Vaughan 1898)