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Uploaded 30-May-13
Taken 24-Oct-12
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Dimensions1350 x 897
Original file size825 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken25-Oct-12 05:22
Date modified23-May-13 18:57
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D300
Focal length22 mm
Focal length (35mm)33 mm
Max lens aperturef/3.6
Exposure1/50 at f/22
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Normal
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modeSpot
Digital zoom1x
Sprague Well

Sprague Well

Most of the first homesteaders dug their own wells by hand, and if they were lucky they reached potable water within 50 feet. Others had to go deeper—90 feet or more. It was grueling and dangerous work. A man would be lowered into the hole with pick and shovel, load a bucket with dirt and rock, and his wife and kids would haul the bucket up, dump it, and lower it for more. More than one homesteader died from cave-ins or deadly fumes.