In fall of 2016, the City of Perkins Main Street water tower was rehabilitated, through funding provided by a general obligation bond in the amount of $1.285 million approved by an election on April 5, 2016.
The water tower has been a symbol of Perkins since its construction in 1912, when bonds were approved in an election "to build a modern water system with water mains to supply the whole town."* The rehabilitation was completed by American Tank Restoration in October 2016.
*Queen City of The Cimarron, David Sasser and Mahlon Erickson, Evans Publications, Inc., 1989, p. 60 (Photo, p. 61)
2016 Photo Contest
A photo contest was held in November 2016, with winning photographs printed in the Perkins Journal, courtesy of publisher David Sasser.