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From my forum name, you might have guessed that I have at least a passing interest in windmills. I think I've visited all the windmills in the park, but windmills are not always easy to spot, especially in Big Bend. So, what windmills have I missed? They don't even have to all be in the nat'l park, I'd like to know about any windmill. Sam Nail Ranch - 2 windmills. One Aermotor still pumping. The partial non-working windmill is possibly a Dugout Wells - an Aermotor still pumping. 'Marathon Road' between Terlingua Ranch and BiBe. 16' Aermotor (Beautiful huge windmill) not working with a crashed Fairbury windmill laying near it. Wood tower only at Blue Creek Ranch. What other ones have I missed. Thanks!Q-Kid
Gil has at least one windmill on top of his house that powers everything.
In the NP, I think there are ruins (on the ground) at Dripping Springs @ the end of paint Gap Rd. I may be wrong about this, though.In the State Park, there is a functional solar-driven pump under the standing remains of a windmill @ Tres Papalotes in the eastern Solitario:I believe there are others in the SP as well.
badknees - I have not seen that tower, where can I find it? Sotol Vista - ditto, I have not seen that tower either, where can I find it?
Sotol Vista - ditto, I have not seen that tower either, where can I find it?
pics of windmill @ Dripping Spring:http://www.virtualbigbend.com/tour/dripping_spring/http://www.panoramio.com/photo/66838154
Quote from: trtlrock on January 25, 2013, 08:11:07 PMpics of windmill @ Dripping Spring:http://www.virtualbigbend.com/tour/dripping_spring/http://www.panoramio.com/photo/66838154Is this really a windmill? It sits directly over the Dripping Spring 'cave' if I'm not mistaken. I was being hurried along when I found the "spring" a few weeks back and can't be 100% sure of it, but I think it is above the spring. I would guess it to have more likely been a rope/bucket system of some sort.
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