JUMBO WELL 1886: THE EIGHTH WONDER OF THE WORLD
Early in Belle Plaine's history, wells were drilled for drinking water. Water was easily found because Belle Plaine sits directly over a large Artesian water supply. On Main Street, the pressure was so strong that water would be pushed through the pipes to a second story of a building without pumping.
A well digging company that was used often in Belle Plaine was WIlliam Weir and sons. Here is a photograph of Mr. Weir just after a well was finished near the Tremont House.