A water tower has the function of storing water and yet many have a greater purpose of identifying areas.
For instance, when you are on a road trip traveling along on your journey and in the far-off distance you spot a water tower with writing. You squint your eyes to read the text. Usually, it will name a town or in the case of the Schnepf Farms tower, lets everyone know where the Schnepf Farms is located.
Are you a water tower hunter? There are so many shapes and sizes. The diversity of beauty with each tower can be captured in art paintings, sketches, and photographs.
A Water Tower’s Story
The Town of Queen Creek’s historical report shares the following:
Around 1924 Charles Rittenhouse had about 1000 acres of Queen Creek Farms Company farmland in which he used wells that pumped 2,150 gallons of water per minute and were 400 ft. deep. The water towers in the Queen Creek area were near the railroad tracks and during the 1930s and 1940s, the Dinky (Doodle Bug) was a common method of transportation in the area.
Water Tower Inscription
“This historic water tower for Producers Cotton Gin was first erected in 1952 on the corner of Ellsworth and Cloud Roads in Queen Creek. The landmark in Queen Creek was getting ready to be torn down but was quickly moved to Schnepf Farms in 1999 to preserve its history.”
Thank you to Mark and Carrie Schnepf for sharing their family history with us and the public. We are grateful for those who keep history alive and available for the future.
Not only has the Schnepf Family saved the tower, but there are also many more registered historic structures located on the farm such as the historic 1912 Parker Carousel and a 1920s Wooden Carousel.
When scheduling your visit to Schnepf Farms review hours and details at https://schnepffarms.com/
Historic Water Tower in Queen Creek, Arizona
There is a country song by Joe Diffie called John Deere. The song describes messages that one would write to a loved one on the town water tower. Do you have memories of your home town tower? Have you read an interesting saying on the water tower? We once saw “Will you marry me?”