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El Monte in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The Frederick G. Exner Memorial Windmill

Erected February 17, 2000

 
 
The Frederick G. Exner Memorial Windmill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig
1. The Frederick G. Exner Memorial Windmill Marker
Inscription.  
Donated by Frederick G. Exner to the El Monte Historical Society as a Historical Artifact to Compliment the Osmund House Facility.

This "The Aermotor Company" windmill was first erected in Gore, North Dakota, in April 1916, and served as a sole source for water production until approximately 1995, at which time Fred Exner purchased it for the El Monte Historical Society. This windmill functions today as it did in the early days of the 20th Century.

Mayor - Rachel Montes • Vice Mayor - Jack Thurston • Councilman - Art Barrios • Councilman - Dr. Tony Fellow • Councilwoman - Bonnie Jimenez

City Manager - Harold O. Johanson • Asst. City Manager - Juan D. Mireles • Director, Parks, Rec. & Transp. - David R. Waterman

Project Coordinators:
Superintendent, Public Works Main. Div. - Gregory L. Hall • Manager, Parks, Rec. & Trans - Michael D. Shively

Acknowledgements:
Carl Wilson, Ken Clark, Donna Crippen

Windmill renovation performed by the Public Works Maintenance Division and Parks, Recreation and Transportation Personnel.
 
Erected 2000
The Frederick G. Exner Memorial Windmill image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig
2. The Frederick G. Exner Memorial Windmill
by El Monte Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 34° 4.472′ N, 118° 2.508′ W. Marker is in El Monte, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from Santa Anita Avenue south of Valley Boulevard, on the right when traveling south. The marker and windmill are located at the Santa Fe Trail Historical Park on the southwest corner. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3675 Santa Anita Avenue, El Monte CA 91731, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. El Monte (within shouting distance of this marker); Lady Liberty (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Lion (approx. ¾ mile away); Gay’s Lion Farm (approx. 0.9 miles away); John Tibbett (approx. 1½ miles away); Japanese Markers (approx. 1½ miles away); Samuel King (approx. 1½ miles away); Dr. Thomas A. Mayes (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in El Monte.
 
More about this marker. The park is closed to the public and the city has no plans to reopen it.
 
The Frederick G. Exner Memorial Windmill and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig
3. The Frederick G. Exner Memorial Windmill and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 3, 2012. This page has been viewed 676 times since then and 9 times this year. Last updated on August 27, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 28, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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