Douglas Crowell is a 4th Generation Windmiller and Water Well Driller. His Family has Been Installing Windmills Since 1896. His family business is currently the largest installer of Aermotor Windmills in the Country.
They also install over 150 solar pump systems a year on the largest and remote cattle ranches in the Texas Panhandle. Douglas Crowell is a Medically retired Combat Veteran from the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars. And because of his disabilities he has created HomesteadWaterPro.com
Windmills played one of the most important roles in the lives of the early settlers of the West. Without the Windmill, the pioneers who forded the rivers and staked out claims for land would surely have wound up in a nomadic existence as the Indians of the period did.
Land shortages forced early settlers to move away from the more populated rivers and streams so they could claim enough land for farming and a place to pasture cattle. The lack of water on most of the Great Plains and southwestern United States posed a life or death situation.
The pioneers moving into the West found only occasional water holes, playa lakes, seeps, and rarely, a spring. Generally the stagnant water from these seeps and bogs contained insects, snakes, dead animals and disease-causing bacteria. Numerous pools of water were brackish and even poisonous. It was the windmill that allowed such harsh lands to be settled. Today the windmill is still a great tool for water self sufficiency.
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