• 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.
In May of 2007, the town of Greensburg was destroyed by a massive tornado, however the Big Well had very little damage. After years of cleaning and rebuilding, the new Big Well Museum was re-opened in May of 2012. The museum features exhibits and a new spiral staircase for visitors to descend.
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