Shamrock in Wheeler County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Shamrock Water Tower
The all-steel structure was designed with a cylindrical tank with a hemispherical bottom, supported by four latticed channel columns held together with metal tie rods. The large tank has a capacity of 75,000 gallons, rising 176 feet above ground level. Workers utilized a steam threshing machine to raise the tower's standpipe. The tower was constructed of railway bridge grade steel riveted together using rivet grade steel. Engineers also had to account for the maximum pressure of Panhandle winds upon the load of the structure plus the weight of the water. According to records of the CB&I Co., in business since 1889, this substantial tower is the tallest tank of its class ever built by the company, and it remains one of the tallest water tanks in Texas. Built to provide water to a growing community,
Erected 2008 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 15350.)
Location. 35° 12.863′ N, 100° 14.962′ W. Marker is in Shamrock, Texas, in Wheeler County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street and Railroad Avenue, on the right when traveling south on North Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shamrock TX 79079, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Shamrock’s St. Patrick’s Day Celebration (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Welcome to Blarney Stone Plaza (about 500 feet away); The Legend of St. Patrick and the Shamrock (about 500 feet away); First Baptist Church of Shamrock (approx. ¼ mile away); Shamrock Methodist Church (approx. 0.3 Tower Building (approx. 0.8 miles away); Lela School (approx. 5½ miles away); Nicholson School (approx. 9.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shamrock.
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