Menifee in Pictures: A Windwill That Works

Two years ago, when David Patterson moved onto his rural property on a dirt stretch of Bradley Road north of Scott Road, this windmill was nothing more than an ornament.

"Thanks to the Internet, and some very helpful folks dedicated to preserving the American heritage, this 10-foot Aeromotor windmill keeps a 5,000-gallon water tank full all the time," Patterson explained. "I often find myself sitting and watching this simple thing work."

"Menifee in Pictures" is a daily feature on Menifee 24/7. Readers are invited to contribute photos for publication. Email your photos as a .jpg file to and we'll select one for publication each day, along with your name as the photographer. Please include your full name on the submission and any explanation about where and when the photo was taken. We do not publish photos that have a personalized name signature or any promotional information within the photo.


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