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Completed in 1889, Monmouth’s original water reservoir and pumping station stood at the northwest corner of East Clinton Ave. and North Sixth St. This view was taken from approximately the current location of Monmouth College’s Gracie Peterson Hall.

Wet and wild: the colorful history of Monmouth municipal water

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Editor and historian for Monmouth College. Avid researcher of western Illinois history for 40 years. FB and Twitter.

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