Murdo Girl…And 12 makes 32

 

I hope everyone is enjoying the previews of my Water Tower collection. As you peruse the photos, pick out your favorites. After I have named and displayed 50, there will be a vote amongst readers for awards such as: Most Unique,  Ms Murdo Girl Water Tower of Tomorrow, and Most aptly named. We probably won’t get into things like, The oldest, and Who came the farthest.

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WRIGHT ON WHITE

Whitewright, Texas… submitted by Lewis Williams

This is Whitewright’s answer to the Sam Houston statue in Huntsville, Tx..see photo below.

Now that I see Sam again, I guess “Wright On White” doesn’t have the same stature. Maybe if they hadn’t written a big blue W on the white tower… Oh well,  you have to admit,”Wright on White” is a whole lot easier to say than, ” Wow! The Whitewright Water Tower!” Which is hard to say without whistling.

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I WAS HERE FIRST..I WAS HERE FIRST

East side of Lincoln, Nebraska…Mari and Eddie Jackson

 It’s my understanding there will be an open discussion at the next City Council meeting to determine which of these towers is the interloper. Once that is hammered out, one of the names will be changed to I WAS HERE SECOND.

There is controversy over everything these days.

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FIRE AND WATER

Bells, Texas…submitted by Lewis Williams

See..I think having a big water tower behind a small fire department makes sense. Other communities should have this set-up. Since the town’s name is Bells it even makes more sense. IN CASE OF FIRE, RING THE BELLS would have been a great name, but it’s too long. Thanks Lewis. I really like this one!

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SHORT AND STOUT

RV Park near Sedona, Arizona…submitted by Mary McNinch

You don’t see many short-legged water towers, but that is the inique feature that makes this tower a collectable. The name is not in any way meant to be degrading, so please no letters from the newly formed group who call themselves W.E.T. (Water Equality for Towers.) The moniker comes from a song that goes something like this. “I’m a little teapot short and stout, I don’t have my handle or a spout, you can’t tip me over, or pour me out.” It would be easy enough to put a handle and spout on SHORT AND STOUT, which would catapult the worth of  this piece right through the glass ceiling of water tower values.

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WAKE UP A LITTLE 

Shenandoah, Iowa…where the Everly Brothers grew up..submitted by Mari and Eddie Jackson

What better way to wake up a little Susie, than with a splash of water in the face? Judging from the cobwebs around the base, this is The Rip Van Winkle of water towers. I love getting submissions of water towers from hometowns of famous people.  Thanks Mari and Eddie. Say hi to the bros for me.

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HOW LOW CAN YOU LIMBO

(The name incorporates the wire strung in front of the tower. It’s better to do that than to pretend it’s not there.)

Sidney, Iowa…Eddie and Mari Jackson

If I didn’t know better, I would think SHORT AND STOUT was moved from Sedona to Sidney. Looks like short WT’s aren’t all that unique. Well at least W.E.T. can’t accuse me of discriminating. (Please..no more submissions of short water towers.)

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THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM

Deloit, Iowa.. small village…Mari and Eddie Jackson

I will confirm with the submitter, but it appears this Deloit tower is in someone’s backyard, which could put a damp(er) on family BBQ’s. There are no offsets here. The tower is not only in a poor location, it has little aesthetic appeal. Don’t despair Mari and Eddie..they can’t all be winners. You might check to see if anyone famous was from Deloit.

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LEAVES ME ALONE

Peru, Nebraska…Mari and Eddie Jackson

A thin stream of smoke from a low flying airplane, and the rich brown and green hues of  the landscape meeting the sky blue sky, give this barely noticable water tower a presence collectors look for. I fear when the trees leaf out in the spring the view of the tower will be obstructed. I still think it’s a keeper. (I can always flip it right before the trees get too tall.)

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WHAT’S THE POINT

Point, Texas…submitted by Lewis Williams

I couldn’t resist the obvious name. If I think of a better one, I can register a name change with the local TP (Tower Power) any time I want to. I don’t like all the wires, but love the trees to the right of the tower. Is that a cloud in the upper right side, or does your window need washed? I believe car washes during tower travels are tax deductible.

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Bonus

THE PRAYING YANTIS

Yantis, Texas…submitted by Pat Davis

The cross- shaped utility pole and the name of the town made naming this piece a no brainer. When you can name your tower without a brain, you can punch up the price considerably. Thanks Pat

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WILD BILL’S WATERING HOLE

Deadwood, South Dakota…submitted by anonymous.

 If anonymous would please come forth and verify authenticity, I would love to display this South Dakota treasure in my portfolio.

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6 thoughts on “Murdo Girl…And 12 makes 32

  1. scoper07 January 27, 2017 / 8:55 pm

    Wonderful write-up of the WTs MG. How nice of your readers to help with your collection. Maybe you’ll reach 100 one day. I will keep snapping pictures and sending them on.

    Liked by 1 person

      • scoper07 January 27, 2017 / 9:27 pm

        Will do MG.

        Liked by 1 person

  2. sanjuan831 January 27, 2017 / 9:45 pm

    I challenge Deadwood and the Elephant in the Room on the basis that these are tanks and not towers. Do I have a leg to stand on? These “towers” don’t.

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  3. countrygirl57 January 28, 2017 / 7:11 am

    I love reading your stories about the water towers – a brand new perception when we see themπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

    Sent from my iPhone

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