The Windmill Project

Project # 3

Windmill Installation and Fence – Completed June 1 & 2, 2023

Thom Poor Memorial Plaque – Installed on fence June 16, 2023

Farm Hand Pump – Installed June 28, 2023

Buzzard Added to Windmill – Installed August 2023

Lighting – Installed August 2023

Metal Art Work – Installed September 5, 2023


In memory of Thom Poor, his historic Stover/Samson 30-foot windmill was donated by the Poor family. It was restored and has been installed at the Arizona Plaza Building landscape pod at the corner of Sacaton Street and Florence Boulevard.

The Summer issue of Pinal Ways magazine features a story on Thom Poor and his dedication as a volunteer at The Museum of Casa Grande, sharing his knowledge of area history with others, and using his talents in downtown beautification projects in a dedicated but unassuming and kindly manner.