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Panhandle in Carson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Eclipse Windmill Patented 1867

 
 
Eclipse Windmill Patented 1867 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 2, 2012
1. Eclipse Windmill Patented 1867 Marker
Inscription. George Tyng, White Deer Lands, drilled first water well 1887 near present townsite White Deer after unsuccessful attempt in 1886 by Col. B. B. Groom, Francklyn Land & Cattle Company.

Windmill indispensable factor in settlement plains of Texas. Eclipse Mill slow running, direct stroke, no gears. Used for over 40 years.

Windmill restored–ranchers Jim Williams, William Surratt Tower-Skaggs estate, Frank Sparks, Magic Circle Drilling Company.
 
Location. 35° 20.773′ N, 101° 22.81′ W. Marker is in Panhandle, Texas, in Carson County. Marker can be reached from Elsie Avenue (State Highway 207) near East 5th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is on the grounds of the Carson County Square House Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 503 Elsie Avenue, Panhandle TX 79068, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pioneer Dugout (here, next to this marker); Texas Panhandle Pioneers: The Simms Brothers (a few steps from this marker); Temple Lea Houston (a few steps from this marker); Finch-Lord-Nelson and the Founding of Panhandle City (a few steps from this marker); The Square House
Eclipse Windmill Patented 1867 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 2, 2012
2. Eclipse Windmill Patented 1867 Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Last Great Panhandle Cattle Drive to Montana (a few steps from this marker); Conway Community Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Carson County (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Panhandle.
 
Categories. Agriculture
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 1, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 399 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 1, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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