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Hereford in Deaf Smith County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Pioneer Windmill

 
 
Pioneer Windmill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 3, 2012
1. Pioneer Windmill Marker
Inscription. A wind-driven machine for pumping water. Its use made gardening easier and led to irrigated farming on arid High Plains. With barbed wire, it enabled settlers and stockmen to penetrate region in 1870s.

Town had name “Windmill City” because of some 400 towers once on landscape.
 
Erected 1970 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 4036.)
 
Location. 34° 48.903′ N, 102° 23.846′ W. Marker is in Hereford, Texas, in Deaf Smith County. Marker is at the intersection of East 1st Street (U.S. 60) and South Main Street, on the right when traveling east on East 1st Street. Click for map. Marker is on the southeast corner. Marker is in this post office area: Hereford TX 79045, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Deaf Smith County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Deaf Smith Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Prisoner of War Camp Chapel (approx. 1.9 miles away); P.O.W. Camp Chapel (approx. 5 miles away); a different marker also named Prisoner of War Camp Chapel (approx. 5.3 miles away); Town of Dawn (approx. 13 miles away).
 
Categories. Agriculture
 
Pioneer Windmill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 3, 2012
2. Pioneer Windmill Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 280 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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