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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.
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
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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