Murdo Girl…They tower above us..reposted

 

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PLAYMATE

Moline, Illinois…submitted by Karen Lindquist

This lucky tower has a great view of a children’s playground. What fun to watch the kids slide down the slide or climb on the monkey bars. This has to be a one of a kind location and as in all things of value, location and uniqueness add to the pricetag. A little kid playing would have been nice.

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REED ALL ABOUT IT

Denison, Iowa…submitted by Eddie Jackson

I almost put this in my “drive-by” category, but it sits in Denison, Iowa , the home of Donna Reed, and I rather like the feathery clouds and different shades of browns in the photograph. The viewer’s eyes are eventually led to the image of the tower in the distance. I’m sure Donna would be proud of this representation of her town.

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PRETTY AS A PIMPLE

Rapid City, South Dakota…submitted by Sherri Miller

The lines of this photo would be perfect if not for the utility pole appearing to tower above the tower. Nevertheless, the colors are pure and sweet, and just look at the perfect feathery clouds floating in the sky at dusk. Thank you Sherri.

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ROCK MY WORLD

Rock Valley, Iowa…submitted by Jerry and Julie Elrod

This style of tower is built to last, and it can hold some water!  No one will have to guess the name of the proud town the water receptacle belongs to. Rock Valley makes a bold statement here with black capital lettering against a stark white background. Thanks Julie and Jerry for this great closeup shot.

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A TOWER BY ANY OTHER NAME IS JUST A TOWER

(Or Defiance for short)

Defiance, Iowa…submitted by Eddie Jackson

44.8 miles from Omaha, Nebraska.. (along the West branch of the West Nishnabotna River.) I’m not sure exactly what draws me to this photograph, but I think the rolling hill adds to the ambiance. I can almost see a horse drawn buggy along the road making it’s way to the top of the hill the dark tower sits atop. Blue skies and green grass seal the deal.

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HIGH HO SILVER

Camp Verde, Arizona (near Sedona),…submitted by Mary McNinch

Though I prefer the older styles, this water towers caught my eye because of the shiny silver set in a landscape of sagebrush and sand. The hills, cast in blue, appearing in the background almost seem like a mirage.

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LEAVE THE LIGHT ON

Eustace, Texas…submitted by Pat Davis

This tower named itself. So far, it’s the only one in my collection to have a lamp beside it, and it’s only the second one to boast the school mascot. I understand there is much to be proud of if you’re a Eustace, Bulldog. While the immediate landscape is somewhat drab, the unique design sends a welcoming message. Thanks Pat

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FRATERNAL TWINS

Somewhere in Northern Utah…submitted by Mary McNinch

Because I can’t figure out the exact location of the twinsies, this submission would not normally qualify for the collection, but I personally think that little flaw is offset because there are two of them, and I’m only counting them as one. They are out in the middle of nowhere and the colors are really pretty.

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MEET ME AT JUNCTION 513

Loan Oak, Oklahoma…submitted by Lewis Williams

Once again, a submission virtually named itself. Remember…any unique characteristic adds value to the piece. The unique design of the banner saves the tower from being too plain. Also you could tell someone, “meet me at Junction 513 by the water tower with a banner on it.” It would be a hard to miss landmark. It didn’t escape me that the photographer’s thumb is in the picture. I didn’t take value points off because I could always crop it out.

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Full of Blarney

Athens, Texas…submitted by Pat Davis

Athens, Texas is the home of the hamburger. (LOOK IT UP IT’S THE TRUTH.) This beauty would really be pricey if it had a good ol’ cheeseburger painted on it; anyway it looks like it’s Irish to me. It does have green lettering and the design is reminiscent of Ireland.

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This ends the third in a series of showings highlighting pieces from my Water Tower collection. I believe you will find this to be one of the best collections of it’s kind. Please continue snapping pictures of these beauties. There could be a prize for “Best of Show.”

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SAY CHUM..ARE YOU A WATER TOWER? I HAVE A COLLECTION

4 thoughts on “Murdo Girl…They tower above us..reposted

  1. scoper07 January 21, 2017 / 8:30 pm

    Love reading about all the water towers. Great idea Murdo Girl!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Mary Francis McNinch January 21, 2017 / 8:39 pm

      Thanks 07 for all of your great submissions. I see a couple of corrections, but I’m afraid to mess with it anymore.

      Like

  2. Patti January 21, 2017 / 9:09 pm

    I love your clever titles and explanations. You make me laugh, Mary.

    Liked by 1 person

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