Documentary History of American Water-works

Introduction Historical Background Chronology Geography Biography Technology Ownership and Financing General Bibliography
North Central States
Indiana Marion

Marion, Indiana

Marion was incorporated as a city in 1889.

The town build a water works that began service in August, 1877, using a Dean Brothers steam pumps to deliver water directly into the mains.

Water is supplied by the city of Marion, which has a history page.

1877 "Marion Minced for Sentinel Readers," Indianapolis Sentinel, August 2, 1877, Page 3.
The absorbing topic with us just now is the highly successful result of our water supply.  The Dean Bros. have just completed the Marion water works.

1882 Marion, from Engineering News 9:428 (December 16, 1881)

1882 Marion, from "The Water-Supply of Certain Cities and Towns of the United States," by Walter G. Elliot, C. E., Ph. D.

1886 History of Grant County, Indiana: From the Earliest Time to the Present, with Biographical Sketches, Notes, Etc., Together with an Extended History of the Northwest, the Indiana Territory, and the State of Indiana
Pages 562-564: Water Works

1888 "Marion," from Manual of American Water Works, Volume 1.

1890 "Marion," from Manual of American Water Works, Volume 2.

1891 "Marion," from Manual of American Water Works, Volume 3.

1897 "Marion," from Manual of American Water Works, Volume 4.

1909 History of the Marion City Water Works, by Elkanah Hulley

1914 Centennial history of Grant County, Indiana, 1812 to 1912 : compiled from records of the Grant county historical society, archives of the county, data of personal interviews, and other authentic sources of local information, Volume 1, edited by Holland Lewis Whitson.
Pages 128-131:  Municipal Water Systems and Fire Department

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