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Sign: Givat Hen - The Water Tower

Shirati St 33, Givat Hen, Israel
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On the sign:
גבעת ח"ן

מגדל המים
עם הקמת המושב, הוקם מגדל המים בנקודה הגבוהה ביותר באזור המושב.
בריכת המים קיבלה את מימיה מבאר א’ ומבאר ב’, ושימשה כ"בריכת השחייה" הבלתי לגאלית של נוער המושב.
אלה נהגו לטפס אליה בלילות בעזרת סולם שלא הוזז מהמקום, בשל חששם של המבוגרים לגורלם של הילדים.
"האמיצים" נהגו אף ללכת על דפנותיו של קצה המגדל...
בשנות הארבעים של המאה הקודמת, הוקם במקום מגדל עץ בגובה של כ -6 מ’, ששימש למטרות איתות בין התחנות של ארגון ה"הגנה" בישובי השרון השונים.
על המגדל הוצב פרוז’קטור שהיה למקור אור על הסביבה כולה.
בקומה התחתונה של מגדל המים פעלה הצרכנייה המיתולוגית של גבעת ח"ן.
מגדל המים הפך לאחד מסמליה הויזואליים של גבעת ח"ן.
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One of the signs indicating places from the first days of the Moshav

The water tower was photographed that day Click for a larger image

In the following picture you can see the unique technique in which this sign was photographed Click for item in Gallery

Translation of the text on the sign:
Givat Hen

The Water Tower
With the establishment of the moshav, the water tower was erected at the highest point in the moshav area.
The water pool received its water from well A and well B, and served as the illegal "swimming pool" of the moshav youth.
The boys used to climb it at night with the help of a ladder that was not moved from the place, due to the adults’ fear for the fate of the children.
The "brave" used to walk on the sides of the tower ...
In the 1940s, a wooden tower 6 m high was erected on the site, which was used for signaling purposes between the Haganah stations in the various Sharon settlements.
A projector was placed on the tower, which was a source of light on the entire environment.
On the lower floor of the water tower, the mythological grocery store of Givat Hen operated.
The water tower has become one of the visual symbols of Givat Hen.

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