Documentary History of American Water-works

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New England States Vermont Bakersfield

Bakersfield, Vermont

Bakersfield was incorporated as a town in 1791.

The first water works was an aqueduct of lead pipes constructed in 1840 that was owned by the Bakersfield Aqueduct Company. 

The Bakersfield Fire District #1 was authorized to establish water works in 1936 and apparently bought the Aqueduct Company.

Water is supplied by Bakersfield Fire District #1.

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

1901 "Bakersfield," Richford Journal and Gazette, October 18, 1901, Page 2.
F. H. Leach of East Fairfield is putting up a wind mill for the Bakersfield Aqueduct Company.

1906 Report of the Vermont State Geologist 5:304
Bakersfield.  The Bakersfield Aqueduct Company supply water to this villge of six hundred residents.

1908 "Bakersfield," Burlington Weekly Free Press, January 23, 1908, Page 3.
At a meeting of the Aqueduct company Wednesday evening of last week J. A. Perkins was elected treasurer to succeed W. H. Giddings, deceased.

1922 St. Albans Daily Messenger, November 6, 1922, Page 3.
The case of Henry West against the Bakersfield Aqueduct Co., which was on trial in St. Albans county, is in the hands of Judge Skeels for decisions.

1936 An act to enlarge the powers of Fire District #1 in Bakersfield.  January 24, 1936.

1938 Who's Who in New England
Page 683:  William Brown Hyde,  Has been engaged in gen. practice of medicine at Bakersfield, Vt., continuously since 1894; sec. and treas. Bakersfield Aqueduct Co. since 1922, Bakerfield Fire Dist. No. 1 since 1935.

1941 Dr William Brown Hyde (1866-1941) grave

1972 Tupper Genealogy, 1578-1971, by Eleanor Tupper
Page 296:  Lewis Tupper (1800-1843). He was the original promoter of the Bakersfield Aqueduct Company.

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