Baca County History

by the Plainsman Herald

Tag: water

  • “Hand Dug Wells” by George Chatham

    By George Chatham In the area where my granddad Chatham and Great Uncle Elmer homesteaded there were no live springs or natural water holes to obtain water for household use or for the livestock to drink. So it meant that one of the first priorities of homesteading was digging a well. The two homestead wells…