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The first irrigtion well in Lubbock County drew a crowd of onlookers.

McMillian farm has county's first irrigation well

1912 At various times during the past few months we have made mention of the big well on the McMillian farm northwest of Lubbock and the completion of this well has been looked forward to with a keen interest from the fact that Mr. McMillian has endeavored from the beginning to put only the best of machinery that was to be found into the proposition, seeking to get the very best results possible. It has been some time since the well was commenced, and there have been considerable disappointments along the line, delay in the shipment of machinery and the fact that a great amount of sand was encountered which made the drilling of the well a long, drawn out job, because not having on hand the kind of casing necessary for the conditions that existed, the well was not completed as soon as was expected, but that part of the undertaking is all over and everything is in operation and is in fine shape. The well is a dandy, according to the report of the many who have visited it during the past week. There is an immense amount of fine water procured - inexhaustible and at an average depth. The big pumpage plant has been running for several days and though it is bringing thousands of gallons of water to the surface every minute it is in operation, there is absolutely no lowering of the water in the well - there is simply oceans of water and the pump used in the well seems to do the work admirably.

We understand that it is the intention of Mr. McMillian to put a large acreage under irrigation next year and a large variety of crops will be planted. It will be a kind of an experimental farm, and it will be worth a great deal to this section of the Plains. It has never been a question in the minds of the people who know the South Plains as to whether there is sufficient water for anything one could want it for, but the main trouble seems to have been getting the water on the crops as it should be to obtain the best results.

People who came here to see our wells and inspect our irrigation possibilities do not want to take our word for it; they want to see the water actually being brought to the surface and properly applied to the crops and see results that will prove to them all we claim and more too. When that is done, it will be no trouble to sell land and get a good price for it for irrigation purposes.

We are pleased to know that Mr. McMillian's efforts are culminating in such great success and expect to be able to report some record-breaking crop yields under irrigation next year.

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