By Douglas L. Simon
Part of the Historical Essay Series, this essay describes the importance
of water to human civilization, both modern and historic, and the
need for clean, filtered water. The essay specifically focuses on
the town of Marshall, Minnesota, and its difficulty in obtaining
clean water and limiting its use among important, industrious corporations.
The Historical Essay Series is edited by Dr. Joseph
Amato, former director of Rural Studies, with the assistance
of Donata DeBruyckere, Janice Louwagie, and Dr. Thaddeus Radzilowski.
It is published by the Southwest Minnesota State University History
Department, the History Club, the History
Center, and the Rural Studies program. It is partially sponsored
and distributed by the Society for the Study of Local and Regional
History. Assisting with the publication are Southwest Minnesota
State University Word Processing Center and Duplicating Services.
Additional thanks for supporting go to the State University Q7 Initiative
|Douglas L. Simon is a graduate of Southwest State University
where he majored in history and political science. He then went on
to earn a law degree.
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