Grand Rapids, 1840. Freida heaves water up from a deep well to carry home for cooking, cleaning, and drinking. A long line of others wait for their turn.
The village Alderman catches up with her as she begins her long walk home and asks her: “What do you think about the new well, Freida?”
“It’s fantastic,” she responds, “The winch is much smoother, the bucket is much bigger, the whole process is much quicker, and the water is much safer.”
“Wow, that’s an amazing improvement!”