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Surface water on the prairie was limited. The Nash property had several streams and water collection areas. Before the addition of a windmill, the Nashes had to carry water to the house or collect it from their roof. The brick cistern is original to the farmstead. The catch basin for the cistern is located under the house and is roughly 14’ x 6’ x 6’. This c.1890 windmill sits atop an 80’ deep well.
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