Windmill Museum and Park

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Windmill Museum and Park Shattuck Windmill Museum and Park was established in 1994 and now, 37 windmills stand in the park, with no two alike, from a little 5 foot "Star Zephyr" to the big 18 foot "Samson." Some are solid wooden wheels, others have wooden wheels that fold and many are unusual steel mills - all are in pumping order and have lifted water from beneath the earth to provide water for a homesteader's garden or a rancher's cattle.

These mills, some of which have truly heart-beating stories, are the reason for the Park. Without windmills, barb-wire and the railroads, it seems that these High Plains would not have been settled as early as they were.

In 1854, Daniel Halladay patented his Halladay Standard windmill and then exhibited it at the New York State Fair where it was "awarded the highest Premium ... for the most valuable newly invented machine for the farmer."

Now, nearly a hundred and fifty years later, windmills still run without stopping day and night in an arid region far from the home of the original inventor.

Also, on the grounds see a furnished half-dugout "soddy", a pioneer home, and memorial wall.

Admission: Free Admission
Hours: Open 24 Hours, Year Round
Address: Junction of Highways 283 and 15
Phone: 580-938-2818

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Homestead Museum

Some of the items in the museum came from the people who came by covered wagon to homestead in what is now Ellis County, Oklahoma in the the late 1890s and early 1900s. There are household items (tables, pie cabinet, bed, dishes, more), personal items (powder boxes, watches, mirrors, more)

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In keeping with the narrow focus of the Shattuck Windmill Museum and Park, a half-dugout has been reconstructed at the park to show how many of the early settlers lived. It is furnished with a small iron stove, table and quilt covered bed. See how a dry, packed earthen floor actually becomes "

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Homestead House

In 1997, a one and a half story homestead house was moved to the Windmill Museum and Park. This home typifies the frame structure that an early family would have built once they had moved from their "soddy." It is furnished and contains a small corner for windmill memorabilia.

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Time-line Murals

Six murals, depicting the History of Shattuck, are dedicated to the early pioneer families whose courage and hard work sculpted a bustling, thriving town out of an arid prairie inhabited by buffalo and coyotes.

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