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Known as the world?s largest hand-dug well, the Big Well in Greensburg, Kansas is another famous landmark in the state. It was designed to be a water well intending to provide water for Santa Fe and Rock Island railroads. Built at a total cost of $45,000 in 1847 and provided water for the whole municipality.
It had several distinctions under its name including National Museum in 1972, American Water Landmark in 1973, and under the name ?Greensburg Well?, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.

It has been a tourist destination, were visitors can enter the site for a small fee. The center or museum features the well as well as some other exhibits such as a Brenham half ton pallsite meteorite that was recovered in the area. However in 2007, a tornado devastated the town of Greensburg destroying the center.
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