NEWS 2009

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December 2009

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We did it, we are in!  Our old Ingle Bros. Broomcorn Bldg is now on the National Register!
 
The Director of the National Park Service is pleased to send you the
following announcements and actions on properties for the National Register
of Historic Places
. For further information contact Edson Beall via voice
Our physical location address is:
National Park Service 2280, 8th floor
National Register of Historic Places
1201 "I" (Eye) Street, NW,
Washington D.C. 20005
 

OKLAHOMA, ELLIS COUNTY,
Ingle Brothers Broomcorn Warehouse,
320 NW 1st St.,
Shattuck,  09000975,
LISTED, 12/03/09

 



  
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Broomcorn Days by Harley Wayland

Because of the plot of broomcorn at the Shattuck Windmill Museum some people are interested in the history of broomcorn in this area.
When I was a young man we considered it as a main cash crop. It demanded a lot of manual labor. Broomcorn was pulled one row at a time by holding the top blades in one hand and the brush in the other hand at the same time and breaking it of at the first joint.
It had been planted in the Spring with a lister planter and it was ready to be pulled about August or September at which time the labor began.
When the person had a handful of brush it was put between stalks in the designated fifth row to dry. Every fifth row was considered as the pile row. As it was being hauled out, the center, or third row, was for the team and wagon.

 

 

 


 

October 2009

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Work Week Gang - 2009

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.

More Pictures Here

September 2009


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 On top of the bone pile.

August 2009


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 Laying brick along the top of the wall on the broomcorn building. You can see why we're not doing much windmill work this summer until these repairs are done on our 1909 building.  


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View of the inside of the building. 

July 2009


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A historic photo which we recently acquired - an Open Gered Woodmanse on an Oklahoma farm.

June 2009


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Student group from Southwestern Oklahoma State University toured Windmill Park (one of 3 tours this spring from Southwestern).   Edgar Longhofer, Phillis Ballew - tour guides.

May 2009


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Photo from an early homestead north of Shattuck with Whiz windmill (which we've tried to find and can't).

April 2009


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Exchange group from Bolivia brought over by the Gage, Oklahoma Rotary Club.  


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