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Staved Water Tank and Spout (editor's title)

Staved Water Tank and Spout
A water tank at Casco Junction, Wisconsin, on the Kewaunee, Green Bay & Western in 1940.The tank occupies the left three-fourths of the frame, with what appears to be an overcast sky on the right with a little shadow on the tank. Traces of moss appear on the staves. Notably, the picture appeared on cover of the first issue of "Trains" magazine in November 1940. Without the spout, this tank could have appeared atop a New York apartment building. With the spout, it is unmistakable as an icon of rural American railroading.
Source David P. Morgan Library of Kalmbach Publishing Co.
Coverage Spatial, Casco Junction, Wisconsin; Temporal, 1940
Rights Kalmbach Publishing Co.
Date Created 1940
Resource Type
Extent Unknown
Depicted Railroad
Location Casco Jct., Wisconsin
Image Type Industrial portrait
Creator Description Linn Hanson Westcott (1913-80) was a model railroader, best known as the editor of "Model Railroader" magazine. He was born in Los Angeles, California, and educated at Carleton College in Minnesota. He began railroad writing and editorial career in 1934: he edited "Model Railroader" for 16 years, and wrote eight short books and two booklet. It is said the total sales were more than 2 million copies.
Collection Kalmbach Publishing Co.
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