Canon Ranch Railroad Eclipse Windmill (NRIS 77001465)
W of Sheffield on Canon Ranch,
Texas. County/parish: Pecos.
Added to the National Register of Historic Places
September 22, 1977.
- Canon Ranch Railroad Eclipse Windmill
- The Canon Ranch Railroad Eclipse Windmill is a historic windpump near Sheffield, Texas.
The windmill was built in 1898 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1977. It is one of only four known to exist and is the only one which is still situated above its original well. It was restored in 2001 by the nationally renowned windmill expert, Jim Collums of Poteet, TX, and his nephew, Woldhagen James.It is one of few surviving Railroad Eclipse Windmills, which were the largest commercially produced windmills in the U.S. and were used along railway routes in the Southwest. This served as the primary source of water at the headquarters of the Canon Ranch. At 22.5 feet (6.9 m) in diameter, it is the largest size of windmill produce by the Eclipse Company. (read more...)
National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/77001465