Pump Jacks Kept the Water Flowing

When the wind wasn't blowing, pump jacks were the best answer for large water needs before the days of electricity on the farm.

Unrestored pump jacks
Unrestored pump jacks in Tom Plier’s collection. “My granddad had one 60 years ago,” he says. “That’s how he pumped water for his cows.
Photo by Leslie C. McManus