Documentary History of American Water-works

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North Central States
Wisconsin Boscobel

Boscobel, Wisconsin

Boscobel was incorporated as a village in 1864 and as city in 1873.

The city installed hydrants along Wisconsin street in 1867 for fire protection and built a public water supply in 1913..

Water is provided by the city of Boscobel.


References
1884 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Boscobel, Grant County, Wisconsin. September 1884

1892 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Boscobel, Grant County, Wisconsin. December 1892

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

1899 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Boscobel, Grant County, Wisconsin. December 1899

1900 History of Grant County, Wisconsin: Including Its Civil, Political, Geological, Mineralogical, Archaeological and Military History, and a History of the Several Towns, by Castello N Holford
Page 667:  in 1868 the city authorities put in hydrants in the mill-race running through the city for the attachment of fire hose.

1904 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Boscobel, Grant County, Wisconsin. December 1904

1912 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Boscobel, Grant County, Wisconsin. September 1912

1915 The Underground and Surface Water Supplies of Wisconsin
Page 351:  Boscobel.  A public water supply was installed in 1913, the supply being obtained from a well 700 feet deep and 12 inches in diameter.



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