Nostalgia — California Drought Years


Windmill and Water Tower, Rengstorff House, Shoreline Park, CA, 2016

Nostalgia: There was a time, not too long ago, when water was abundant in California and windmills pumped water from the ground to water the fruit trees in Silicon Valley. An Air King windmill, like the one shown above, could be purchased from the Montgomery Ward catalog for $42.50 in the years between 1929 and 1938.

This rebuilt water tower and historic windmill grace the grounds at the Rengstorff House in Shoreline Park — just about a mile from the Googolplex, headquarters of Google in Mountain View, CA.


Rengstorff House, Mountain View, CA, 2016

The Friends of R-House were instrumental in building the water tower and installing the windmill shown above.

Cheer, Carto

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