The windmill was purchased with funds provided with a grant from our local utility company; SWEPCO/AEP. A windmill collector/restorer, Mr. Tim Boyd, near Tyler, had several windmills, parts, etc. and gave the city an opportunity to purchase the windmill at a very competitive price. The Public Works Dept hauled the windmill in pieces to the preserve. The crew built a lift with a pulley, waited for a calm (windless) day, assembled, and tilted the windmill into place.