Water Tower

Water Town with Grain Elevator in background. Elevator was demolished in November 2010

The Hague tower was filled by a pump located at the old spring feed well east of Hague. The tower is 54 feet high and consists of two separate structures. The inner tub is made of 3″ thick cedar and is supported by 16′ square timbers, 22′ high in the air. The height provides the gravity pressure needed to fill the locomotives. The outer shell, which is not attached to the tub, simply serves as an insulated cover for the water. By having a stove at the bottom of the building during the winter months, the outside shell would prevent the water from freezing. As our symbol and a historical site, the railroad water tower is one of the few left standing.