Funny thing, I was going to guess Mt Princeton based solely on the “not yet in the mountains” look of the landscape, and the fact that it was in the BV paper. But when Chris came out with Hortense I figured I must be wrong (not knowing they were the same place).
Robert McFarland asked if the location of the Mt. Princeton water tank could be marked on a map. Since the Mt. Princeton siding and the tank are part of my Chalk Creek Branch model railroad, I began to wonder exactly where the tank was located. On the 1918 valuation map the tank is located just to the west of the Mt. Princeton siding where the track runs straight west and starts a gentle curve to the southwest. This location is further west than the present Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort. By studying the location of the railroad track and Chalk Creek on the 1918 valuation map, and comparing it to the location of the railroad by the DSP&P Historical Society on Google Earth, I may have found an approximate location for the tank. My guess is the tank was located not far west of the location of Hortense at mile post 142.09 on the Google Earth map. The exact spot I suspect is west of the large pond on the south side of the track. The right of way is shown on the south side of the pond. The spout is on the north side of the tank facing the chalk cliffs. What do you think?
In the picture of the tank, it appears there is another man sitting on top of the tank with his legs hanging over the ladder.