Days Gone By In Staunton


Thursday, December 25, 1975 -- Commentary on Looking Back photo -- In April of 1925, the city of Staunton began surveys of how best to supply the growing city with clean water. After studying the alternatives, it was decided in October, 1925 to build a dam on the Cahokia-East Fork site as recommended by Illinois State Department of Health. In December, 1925, the city council approved an ordinance authorizing construction of the reservoir, water tower, and filtration plant and naming Cole & Fauber as general contractors. Cole & Fauber sublet the contract for construction of the dam to Wm. Da...

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