Canon Ranch Railroad Eclipse Windmill

W of Sheffield on Canon Ranch, Sheffield, Texas

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Canon Ranch Eclipse Windmill

1. VIEW OF CANON RANCH TAKEN FROM THE SOUTHWEST

Photo from the Historic American Engineering Record

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Description 

The Canon Ranch "Eclipse" Windmill, "Texas Pattern" type, is the largest functional turbine-wheel style American windmill known to be in existence today, and the only known working model of its size still in its original location. It has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1977. -- Historic American Engineering Record (HAER TX-7)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on September 22, 1977
Reference number
77001465
Areas of significance
Engineering; Agriculture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Site
Historic function
Water works
Current function
Water works
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899
Significant years
1898; 1915

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