Lubbock in Lubbock County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
JA Oat Bin/Monitor Vaneless L Model Windmill
JA Oat Bin
This water tank was first used around 1890 in the Griffin pasture on the JA Ranch in Palo Duro Canyon, Texas. It held a reserve water supply for 3,000 head of cattle. Moved to the ranch headquarters in the 1920s, the wooden tank became a storage bin for oats to feed the horse herd.
Monitor Vaneless L Model Windmill
The 10-foot wide windmill uses a spring governor and collapsible blade sections to control the speed the mill turns. A football-shaped counterweight made of reinforced concrete and steel replaced the company’s discus-shaped balance weight, which was phased out by 1918.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 33° 35.349′ N, 101° 53.079′ W. Marker is in Lubbock, Texas, in Lubbock County. Marker can be reached from 4th Street west of Flint Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Located within the National Ranching Heritage Center Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3121 4th St, Lubbock TX 79409, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. JA Oat Bin (here, next to this marker); 6666 Barn (a few steps from this marker); Picket and Sotol House (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Worth Spudder (within shouting distance of this marker); Matador Office (within shouting distance of this marker); The Pitchfork (within shouting distance of this marker); Hoffman Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); Ropes Depot (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lubbock.
Also see . . . National Ranching Heritage Center. Texas Tech University (Submitted on July 8, 2019.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 1, 2019, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 182 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 1, 2019, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.