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Sign: Kfar Yehoshua - Heritage Sites in Israel - Water tower

Primary School, Kfar Yehoshua, Israel
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On the sign:
סמל המועצה לשימור אתרי מורשת בישראל
סמל משרד התרבות והספורט
סמל כפר יהושע

כפר יהושע
מגדל המים (הברֵכה)


הוקם בשנת תרפ"ט (1929), כדי לקלוט את מי הבארות שנחפרו על שפת נחל קישון, והוזרמו לחצרותיהם של חברי הכפר.
הברכה, אשר כושר קליטתה היה 120 ממ"ע, כמעט שלא זכתה להתמלא בגלל דלדול הבארות. הכפר הצמא נעזר בהובלת מים בחביות על עגלות מבארות דלות וממוצא מי הניקוז של נהלל. בהגיע מי חברת "מקורות" נגאל הכפר ממצוקת חוסר המים באדמתו. במאורעות תרצ"ו הוצב בראש המגדל זרקור, והמגדל הפך לנקודת תצפית וקשר. לימים הפך מגדל המים לסמלו של כפר יהושע.
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The sign shape is square but its head is designed according to the silhouette of the old building of the Gymnasia Herzliya, which serves as a logo of the Council for the Preservation of Heritage Sites in Israel

In the next picture from which the picture of the sign was taken, the water tower appears, with the year of its construction (1929) Click for a larger image

Translation of the text on the sign:
Symbol of the Council for the Preservation of Israeli Heritage Sites
The emblem of the Ministry of Culture and Sport
The emblem of Kfar Yehoshua


Established in 1929, to absorb the wells excavated on the banks of the Kishon River and discharged into the courtyards of the village members.
The pool, whose capacity for absorption was 120 mm, was almost unfulfilled due to the depletion of the wells. The thirsty village was helped by transporting water in barrels on low-water carts and Nahalal’s drainage water. When the water from the Mekorot Company ame from to the village it was freed from the lack of water in his land
During the 1936 riots a spotlight was placed at the top of the tower, and the tower became a vantage point and connection. Later the water tower became the symbol of Kfar Yehoshua.

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