Old Well Salisch

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Old Well Salisch - Discovery Walter Benke (left), son Tom Benke...
Discovery Walter Benke (left), son Tom Benke (center) and Pete Eveler test their "find" with an oW well bucket that has been m Salisch Paint and Glass for at least 100 years. (News photo) So/isch employes discover old well Those who believe that the -;"days of discovery" went out !· with the covered wagon should 3; take a lesson from the crew at -: Salisch Paint and Glass Store, :-312 Monroe St. ; Ah old drilled water well --was recently uncovered :" beneath the floor boards at the -.paint and glass store, and with I- it, memories of Monroe Street ~. at the turn of the century. - Walter Benke, owner of the I-store, says, "This building ;"used to be a wagon and ^.blacksmith shop. Blacksmiths ;-used the water from this well -Ito temper metal after it had I;been heated in the forge . . . ;-they probably used it to water -"horses too. There used to be an ?old horse trough right across ;-the street." - Benke's son Tom discovered I-the well under the loose floor -1 boards after moving some I^heavy storage shelves. Also in l : on the find was Pete Eveler, -.;store glazier. T- "Happy" Arnold, long time ^'associate with the store, knew -vthat there was a well ^.-somewhere on the premise, : ,but wasn't sure where it was ~-' t located. He notes that the well ;-was there before C. E. Salisch ^bought the building in 1904 and !-· believes it's at least 100 years old. -; The well drops at least 90 feet down -- approximately 30 j feet to the water and then 60 ~~ feet of water. When asked ;-about his find, Walter Benke -'. grinned, "Tom said we should make it into a wishing well and be the only store in town with one. But I guess we'll just cover it back up and leave it for the next 100 years. Then someone can discover it again." f / I I / I I CASH'N C A / Installation Available \ CARPET REMNANT { STORE { 611 A. Jefferson Factory Purchased Carpet Remnants Large or Small Sizes LOWER THAN WHOLESALE PRICES. KILN-DRY Yellow Pine Pre-Cut 2"x4 ii STUDS 4 / x8 / x5/32" VINYL CLAD NO. 1

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  1. The Daily Capital News,
  2. 15 Feb 1974, Fri,
  3. Page 11

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