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Homer was an industrious guy

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Offline Flash

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Re: Homer was an industrious guy
« Reply #30 on: August 28, 2013, 11:04:53 PM »
Here is an interesting spot......
N29.282645 W103.058307
Indeed. Enough that the surveyor noted an elevation for it on the USGS topo. Wonder what the rectangular object might be. The spring survey data calls it Desert Spring, which seems a fitting name.

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Re: Homer was an industrious guy
« Reply #31 on: August 29, 2013, 05:24:02 AM »
Here is an interesting spot......
N29.282645 W103.058307
Indeed. Enough that the surveyor noted an elevation for it on the USGS topo. Wonder what the rectangular object might be. The spring survey data calls it Desert Spring, which seems a fitting name.

I suspect it is a watering trough at the spring.
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Re: Homer was an industrious guy
« Reply #32 on: August 29, 2013, 06:39:33 AM »
Here is an interesting spot......
N29.282645 W103.058307
Indeed. Enough that the surveyor noted an elevation for it on the USGS topo. Wonder what the rectangular object might be. The spring survey data calls it Desert Spring, which seems a fitting name.

I suspect it is a watering trough at the spring.

I plan to swing by and check it out this winter.
temperatures exceed 100 degrees F
minimum 1 gallon water per person/day
no shade, no water
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Re: Homer was an industrious guy
« Reply #33 on: August 29, 2013, 07:34:39 AM »
Here is an interesting spot......
N29.282645 W103.058307
Indeed. Enough that the surveyor noted an elevation for it on the USGS topo. Wonder what the rectangular object might be. The spring survey data calls it Desert Spring, which seems a fitting name.

I suspect it is a watering trough at the spring.

I plan to swing by and check it out this winter.

I thought that may be of interest to you, condsidering your quest for water info on that side. I'm going to check out Muskhog next week, and I'll let you know in case that could fit into your plans.
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Re: Homer was an industrious guy
« Reply #34 on: August 29, 2013, 08:48:43 AM »
Did Homer own the area around Mule Ears?

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Re: Homer was an industrious guy
« Reply #35 on: August 29, 2013, 10:14:23 AM »

I thought that may be of interest to you, condsidering your quest for water info on that side. I'm going to check out Muskhog next week, and I'll let you know in case that could fit into your plans.

Muskhog does indeed work into the proposed route, it will be good to know what is there.  From Google earth it looks kind of dry, at least no cottonwoods.
temperatures exceed 100 degrees F
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Re: Homer was an industrious guy
« Reply #36 on: August 29, 2013, 11:18:56 AM »
Did Homer own the area around Mule Ears?

I believe it was owned by the Cartledges. Possom's tank and trough could be part of the Mule Ears Ranch Hunting Preserve, which they ran.

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Re: Homer was an industrious guy
« Reply #37 on: August 29, 2013, 11:20:59 AM »
Thanks Lance.   :great:

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Re: Homer was an industrious guy
« Reply #38 on: August 30, 2013, 07:51:50 PM »
Here is the water trough and water tank I said I would check this week. The water tank is mostly below ground and its a very good size. Its a tough bush wack back there. Getting to the trough is much easier if you follow the wash. Getting to the water tank is nasty from any direction
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Re: Homer was an industrious guy
« Reply #39 on: August 30, 2013, 07:57:35 PM »
Nice work!  That is a big tank..

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Re: Homer was an industrious guy
« Reply #40 on: August 30, 2013, 09:16:05 PM »
Good job, SV! That's the place Homer's daughter calls Double Mills in her book. When I failed to find it, trying to go from memory and no coordinates, I ended up searching about 100 yds south. I found a lot of ranch junk: wire, posts, pliers, broken bottles, rusty cans, etc...   Did you notice any evidence of the windmills over by the tank or of a pipe running over to the trough? I believe Homer's road ran between the trough and the tank.  :icon_cool:
PS - We should be out there late tomorrow afternoon!  :great:
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Re: Homer was an industrious guy
« Reply #41 on: August 31, 2013, 09:21:21 AM »
We did not see any signs of a wind mill. We did see some fence post and bard wire in the area of the tank. We did see some pipes and other rusty stuff. We almost did not see the tank and trough because it was so over grown. Our shins are pretty darn mad at us still.
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Re: Homer was an industrious guy
« Reply #42 on: October 15, 2013, 06:21:11 PM »
I had seen the first one before, but the second one is new to me. I understand, from reading, that Homer and Sam worked together on rigging up a way to pump water up on to the mesa. Homer ended up with a patent on the pump design. Probably safe to assume these tanks received said water.

Found this 1988 Interview with: Julia Nail Moss (Sam Nail's daughter) and Dr. Ernest Speck. 

Julia mentions her very own stock tank swimming pool on the top of the hill next to the booster mill.

She also mentioned her Dad would never carry water, food or a gun unless hunting. He would stop at someones house to eat, and knew where all the springs were for water.

All very interesting.

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Re: Homer was an industrious guy
« Reply #43 on: October 15, 2013, 06:53:15 PM »
Good find!  :icon_cool:

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Re: Homer was an industrious guy
« Reply #44 on: October 25, 2016, 10:19:15 AM »
I just stumbled upon this thread while looking for info on springs. This has been one of the most interesting BIBE reads I've ever had. You guys are just amazing. Big thumbs up and thank you to everyone. What a mind-blowingly wonderful resource BBC is.
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