View From the Water Tower in Springdale, Arkansas 1917/1921

My grandfather Wallace Paul Cowan (1903-1988) apparently climbed the water tower in Springdale, Arkansas . . . at least twice. I doubt the dates on the photos are correct, but I’m reporting what is written on the back in my grandfather’s handwriting. Here’s a picture of him from around this time:

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Wallace Paul Cowan – around 1920

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“Looking SW from top of city water tower. X location of station where I work.
1917 Springdale Ark.”

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“Looking S from tower. X real estate I own. 1917 Springdale Ark.”

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“Looking north, a scene from top of water tower in city park, Springdale Ark. 1921. Welch Grape Juice factory on left.”

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This photo isn’t dated: “Looking SE from tower.”

I decided to Google search for pictures of Springdale from around this time, and I didn’t find much more than a postcard of the Welch’s Grape Juice factory and mention that it’s now Clements Processing. I can’t find where the water tower is or was in Springdale.

I’m going to work on these photos more, and try to figure out where exactly they were taken. If you information that could help me, I’d love to hear from you!

Update 8/29/2015 – Robert McClain commented below that the water tower was just to the right of the pin on this map.

7 thoughts on “View From the Water Tower in Springdale, Arkansas 1917/1921

  1. Hi Suzanne, thanks for visiting my blog. Good luck with your family tree research, I love the way you’re presenting photos and letters as part of your site, and creating a lasting way of remembering your family.

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