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Zesiger Memorial Park

Alfred and Kate Zesiger began raising both family and crops on a 14-acre farm on 400 East from 1000 to 1400 North in 1917.  Alfred used a witching stick in 1918 to find underground water for irrigation.  Aided by his young sons Fred and Lloyd, Alfred dug a hole 6 feet wide by 70 feet deep on the southeast corner of his farm before finding water.  The quality of this pioneer well surprised Utah State officials by consistently producing 450 gallons of water a minute.  Later dug to 300 feet, the amazing Zesiger well was procured by Bountiful City and provides city water to this day.