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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.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Agriculture.
 
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. Marker is on the southeast corner. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hereford TX 79045, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Deaf Smith County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Quanah Parker Trail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Deaf Smith Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Two-Wheel Fire Hose Reel (approx.
Pioneer Windmill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 3, 2012
2. Pioneer Windmill Marker
¼ mile away); The E.B. Black Residence (approx. 0.4 miles away); Town Without a Toothache (approx. half a mile away); Hereford High School (approx. half a mile away); Mothers Park (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hereford.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 5, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 426 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 5, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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