NEWS 2007

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December 2007


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This historic church photo with a Samson windmill reflects back to a more simple life - to a feel we hope to inspire in our restorations at Shattuck Windmill Museum.

November 2007


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CLICK THE PICTURE TO SEE THE 2007 NEWSLETTER!

October 2007


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General view of the NW corner of windmill park

WORK WEEK September 17-22, 2007 !!!!


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Lifting the U.S. Wind Engine Ace into place on its tower. (John Durdle on left)


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This is the Original Star being fitted to go up. Terry Jantzen, John Durdle (again), Eddie Meyer, Ruby Jantzen and on the trailer is Stephanie!!

September 2007


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This mill and tower were donated by LaVida Mission on the Navajo Reservation where one of our windmillers has worked for many years. (I know, Vince doesn't have any safety gear on!)


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Clinton Davis' Chuckwagon at Windmill Park on Centennial Celebration Day, Sept. 16, 2007


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Kids learning to run a sack race on Centennial day.


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Edgar, Aubery and Dan getting ready to set the tower for the Original Star mill for our Oklahoma Centennial Celebration on September 16.

 

 

May 2007



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A young couple from the area chose our Windmill Park for their wedding and reception on May 11."

 

 

April 2007


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The 16-ft. waterwheel that was used to create electricity from about 1927-1954 for the Eggleston family from the south part of Ellis County is standing upright although the timbers and pulleys won?t be in place any time soon. Most of us had no idea that a waterwheel existed in our county and were actually surprised when it was delivered to the Park. This waterwheel was powered by Little Robe Creek where Austin Eggleston settled in 1898. Austin ordered the parts for the wheel from the Fitz Waterwheel Company of Hanover, Pa. It took he and Mr. Gill of Higgins almost a year to weld it together but it generated enough electricity for both outdoor and indoor use for the house and out-buildings, even Christmas tree lights!

 

 

January 2007


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Repair of the damage to the roof of the Broomcorn Building (our Windmill repair shop) has been completed including installation of a couple of translucent panels for better lighting inside.

 

 

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