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Water Shortage During Depression Plagues Small Towns

by Wilbur Bush

In July of 1934, during the heart of the Great Depression, a water shortage plagued many locations. Gallatin wasn’t an exception, although it was better off than many surrounding towns because of its location near the Grand River.

The river’s water level was low, but by conservative usage there was water for everyone. However, there wasn’t any pressure in the mains, which caused a dangerous situation in

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