• A dip into Greensburg, KS history
In 1887 the construction began on what would become the world’s largest hand dug well, known as The Big Well.
The construction is a clear representation of pioneer engineering. Workers included farmers, cowboys, and transients working sun-up to sun-down with shovels, picks, pulleys, and ropes.
The stone used on the walls of the well were hauled 12 miles by wagon from the Medicine River with those same wagons hauling away the dirt as they left again.