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Unit 7: Set 3. Modernization on North Dakota Farms - Diary Olson Well

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Olson diary, digging a wellJune 3, 1957

Again a big thing will be done for me they are now starting to dig and put a water system in to my house I spose I can say better late than never

June 4-5-6. So they got the whole thing done. The rain hung on a little and delayed it a little.

June 7 The electrician came and wired the system

Olson diary, getting water piped into houseUndated entry in June: Everything I wished for has come true in my life that I wished but it sure has taken a long time for some of it to come

Now after 50 years. I got water piped right into the house. Could I have dreamt about this 50 years ago. To my grand children here I shall tell. First well we had was way down by creek and we had to carry up the hill all the water we needed and the pump was a double action pump heavy because it lifted water up and down stroke. Then a well little nearer. So after 43 year we got a well on top of hill and I thought a wonder happen then. Still carry the water. So now this day in June 1957 water is on the [unreadable]. Hurra _

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