Photos from the Vault

August 12, 2013

Talk about boring: Well drilling near the Salinas River in 1877

Hitch up a horse to this rig, and drilling a well is easy, says an advertisement from the dawn of widespread mechanical well boring in 1877.

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David Middlecamp


Photographer David Middlecamp has been delving into The Tribune's archives to share historical photos and articles about the Central Coast with readers since 2007. Reach him at .