Digging Up Drainage Tile

A drainage tile collection tells the important story of the solution to farm drainage problems.

Rare drainage tile
Wilfrid Vittetoe believes this vitrified clay drainage tile was produced on a potter’s wheel. Dug up in Washington County, Iowa, it is a rare find. This section of interlocking tile measures 3 inches by 18 inches. “It’s pretty uncommon,” he says.
Photo by Leslie C. McManus