from 1926? panorama

According to the "rubbing" of the water tower plate, it was erected in 1915.

According to the Miami Record-Herald, funds weren't voted for until 1919
Why was there a covered reservoir in addition?

Was the reservoir built first, and the tower later?
You gotta love selling advertising space on the tower!
Perfection Bread was baked in Picher.
Remember where the water trucks filled up?