Tubal Cain Owens

  • In 1884, Tubal Cain Owens dug an 800 foot well that produced reddish brown water having an “odor that sent strong men reeling.”

  • In 1885, Owens acquired patent number 13127 for his trademark for Ypsilanti Mineral Water. The water was sold as far away as Boston, and was particularly popular in Chicago.

  • “If you are sad, with sickness worn, And have the headache every morn, Just come and drink a healing horn, of Ypsilanti water.”

BACK PAGE 32 CONTINUE