NEWS 2004

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September / October 2004

Sept 27 - Oct 1 was the time for "Work Week" this year. We had many kind windmillers come out and volunteer their time to help us with some wind mill work. We put up a couple wind mills and did routine maintenance on others. I'm not sure what we would do without the efforts of our volunteers. (pictured l-r) Aubrey, Phillis, Dan, Kevin, Steve, Edgar, Terry, Ruby, Ruth)

See more pictures HERE.

June 2004

June 2004 was the month we hosted the International Windmillers Trade Fair. Hundreds of people gathered from all parts of the country to buy, sell, & swap wind mill iron as well share wind mill stories. A good time was had by all!

See more pictures HERE.

May 2004

Terry Jantzen restored the Monitor L and Ruby Jantzen and Ruth Boesker did the paint job.  Terry guides it to the Monitor tower in Windmill Park.

April 2004

Joe Vallaster and Dan Ballew, along with Dave Schwinn below, put the Andrew back up after being down for repair.

March 2004

This 6 ft Freeman Special is about ready to go back up in the park. Dan, Edgar, and Aubrey make final repairs to this steel pumping mill.

February 2004   The Wind Power Trail out here on the High Plains is being highlighted in a brochure and CD to be distributed by both the Texas and Oklahoma Departments of Tourism.  The trail finds its way through the Oklahoma towns of Lawton (Western Farmers Electric wind power farm), Norman's Bergey Wind Power Center, windmills at the museum in Elk City, Woodward's OG&E Wind Farm and Shattuck (Shattuck Windmill Museum & Park).  It then enters Texas leading to Spearman's J.B. Buchanan Windmill Park,  to the Panhandle Museum in Canyon and down to the American Wind Power Center at Lubbock.  The common denominator is that the wind blows out here incessantly.  It could be argued that the windmill was the single most important invention in making the settlement of this country possible.  And, with the exception of Norman and Lubbock, travelers on the Trail will still sense the openess and remoteness of the area.  Come follow the wind!

January 2004

16th Annual International Windmillers Trade Fair will be in Shattuck, Oklahoma
Tuesday - Thursday, June 8-10, 2004
Information re lodging and RV sites will be posted in January 2004. (we do now have 25 RV sites on location)
Everybody come help us celebrate our 10th Birthday as a Museum & Park!