Where water was obtained from wells, pumps were above-ground equipment. As well, in many parts of the state, extractive industries have long coexisted with agriculture. Natural gas piping and wellheads are especially common in the western, southwestern, and northwestern portions of the state. Though the oil and gas industries are well over a half century old, few of these fixtures will be older than 50 years.
Oil or natural gas tank, Mercer County, late twentieth century.