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I think both of these were Sam Nail'sN29.28166 W103.37883N29.28294 W103.38609
Thanks for these BK. You couldn't even see these with the 2008 imagery. I wonder what else is out there?Here is a link to Homer Wilson's surface-water pump patent..
This has got me thinking of when I hiked the OML a few years back. When coming up Blue Creek I'm almost positive I remember seeing a long pipe half buried and bending somewhere near the Cedar Spring area. Homer Wilson's doing? or the park's?
Quote from: lsnead on August 23, 2013, 02:11:58 PMThanks for these BK. You couldn't even see these with the 2008 imagery. I wonder what else is out there?Here is a link to Homer Wilson's surface-water pump patent..This is very interesting! I need to study this a little more to understand how and why it would replace a stuffing box, but a quick 30 second read seems to indicate that he was using a windmill to push water long distances.
4. G4 Ranch headquarters at Oak Spring aka "Ojo de Chisos" ( 29.282108, -103.336698) Is this the right location? Was this also the same place that Homer Wilson had his ranch headquarters?
Adding to the effectiveness of these springs, Mr. Wilson dug a number of wells and installed windmills which pumped water to the more remote areas which were not served by the natural springs. To improve the effectiveness of the windmills, Mr. Wilson used a special booster pump which he had invented and acquired a patent on. This pump enabled him to pump water high up on Burro Mesa and other high areas making it possible for livestock to water without having to climb down from the high mesas. In addition, Mr. Wilson constructed a considerable number of concrete dams, basins, and tanks, all of which tended to make water more accessible for livestock on the ranch."
Originally the G4 Ranch was owned by John Gano. It was about 85 sections. Homer bought 44 sections.I've be all around Culpepper Ranch near Gano Spring (29.308319, -103.373468), and there is some ranch trash... wire, cans, horseshoes etc. Plenty of water in the Gano Spring complex too.
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