(SUBMITTED) - My Great Uncle Everett Bracken, who was Norman Hamm's first employee with Hamm Construction from Perry Kansas and worked with the company for 46 years, was the man who cleared and leveled Burnett's Mound to make way for the water tower!
It was said this would disrupt sacred ground and something bad would happen! It did in 1966 for the City of Topeka!
Back in the days we should be thankful there were not more lives lost compared to today times but we were lucky to have a young man named Bill Kurtis who put the warning out for the City of Topeka!
Thanks and be safe!