Iconic water tower is now a memory
July 14, 2021
In the late spring I was walking along Stephens Road that borders the Kuper Memorial Cemetery northwest of Chinook. I noticed some construction equipment and workers around the water tower located on the highest part of the cemetery. I figured repair work was going on. A few days later I walked by the cemetery again and the water tank was partially flattened on the ground and the steel tower that held it was gone. I was curious about the history of the old tank and why it was taken down.
A few weeks later I was looking at some old "Chinook Opinions" in the archives and found a 1927 story wi...