Aermotor Windmill - Hurst, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX
N 32° 49.636 W 097° 11.407
14S E 669411 N 3633588
Quick Description: Windmill is the centerpiece of Windmill Park.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 5/15/2022 5:20:29 PM
Waymark Code: WM16647
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member montythemule
Views: 1

Long Description:
Plaque Text:

Founded by Thomas O. Perry and La Verne Noyes, the Aermotor Windmill was introduced in the United States in 1888. The Aermotor Windmill was instrumental in the development of Texas; inhabitable land was no longer limited to regions with a natural water supply. The windmill made the most remote areas habitable. It was the prime supplier of water in rural Texas until 1930, when electric and gasoline pumps began to be widely used. During the early 1900's, Texas became the largest user of windmills in the United States.

This Aermotor windmill was previously located on the Cannon farm from around 1915 until the mid 1970's. At that time the City of Hurst relocated the windmill to its present location a beautiful neighborhood city park. This windmill was one of Texas' most treasured relics from the early 1900's. Now it stands in the neighborhood with a view to the southeast of the Fort Worth skyline.

This approx. 40' windmill is supported by 4 steel posts in a pyramidal shape. The plaque says there is a good view of Fort Worth, unfortunately the trees are growing up and hiding the windmill as well as the skyline. The windmill is badly in need of restoration as is the area surrounding it.

Purpose: Ornamental

Open to the public: yes

Is This Windmill Functional?: No

Windmill Farm: no

Cost: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Museum on Site: no

Date of Manufacture: Not listed

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