Cook's Water Towers

The first water tower was constructed in the 1930's during the WPA days when the water and sewer lines were hand dug around town. The second tower was constructed in 1958, also in downtown Cook. Now a new tower in 2010 at a new location, in the old ball park next to the railroad, in fact on old Highway 11.


1946, 06 Sep, the second City well was drilled. It was 94 feet deep with a 12 inch casing. We have been well served by these wells as they have provided all the water the City has needed. The first water tower shown above on the left held about 20,000 gallons of water, the second tower about 60,000 gallons of water. The new tower holds 200,000 gallons, it was put into service on September 13, 2010.


The first tower was removed by one man; Charlie Fillmore, who rigged a pole to the side of the new water tower. In a homemade bucket that carried him up and down he took the tower down, piece by piece. The tank was made of redwood, the four uprights were of steel. I would like to see a picture of Charlie disassembling the tower. Charlie was a man of many talents, his repair shop was located north of Cook, where Dyke's Body Shop was.




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