The Caddo Herald
March 10, 1916
Pump Station on Blue is Finished
Tuesday night a called meeting of the city council made a final settlement with the construction contractors who built the pumping plant and filter on Blue for Caddo. So far as concerns the original contract for the station, proper work is complete. It is a good outfit and capable of pumping and filtering 300 gallons of water per minute, the year round, though Caddo does not use that much water.
There is some work yet to be done: two fuel oil tanks are to be erected, a pipe line laid from the switch to tanks, shade trees and grass to be planted, and the appearance of the place brightened.
The station now keeps a four-day supply of water out of the river: the stand pipe holds one, the filter reservoir two, and the clear well one. There are two 50-horse oil engines and two triplex pumps which gives us two pump stations in reality- one to work should the other be out of commission or need rest.
This station belongs to Caddo. It’s paid for and it will pump all the water we need at a nominal cost. In fact we can do our own pumping, pay for oil, engineer, interest and sinking fund for half the $428 per month Durant was robbing us of for pumping. Besides, we are getting filtered water now.
Liberty Hill Items (Note: remember this was written by my great-grandfather.)
We are glad to report health much improved -all that were sick at last writing are about well. Jim Nix’s little boy has had a severe spell of sickness, but is able to sit up now.
The weather continues fine and farming operations are being pushed. Tim Galvin has been set back in his farming by two of his hands quitting him.
Liberty Hill was well represented in Caddo Saturdays. Jim Nix, Tim Galvin, H. T. Faudree, T. L. Green, Jim Green, and Ye Scribe and many others were there on business.
Marshall Robertson’s team got away from him and ran about two blocks. Marshall jumped out of the wagon and painfully bruised his face and hands. No other damage resulted.
Herman Chesher, who had rented Mr. Harmon’s place near Liberty Hill for this year, left last Friday for Durant. Mr. Chesher had been here about two months, has lost three head of horses since he came here, which left him without means to make a crop.
Andrew Walker has moved to Tim Galvin’s place. Grandpa Derrick has moved to Henry Byington’s place.
Orvill Alexander of Caddo worked in Liberty Park gardens last week. With returning spring we feel the call to the garden very strong. We think Caddo will hear from Liberty Park gardens this spring and summer. We are better located and have better opportunities to serve the wants of the people than we had before, a fair deal to all will be our motto.
Business at Liberty Park grocery is fairly good.