Windmill Dedication Honors Christopher Shaun Berry
3/10/2017 4:51:10 p.m. - Hobbs, NM. MEDIA ALERT
What: An early 20th century Eclipse windmill has been restored, and will be dedicated at the Western Heritage Museum and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame, in memory of Christopher Shaun Berry.
When: Saturday March 11 – 3:00pm
Where: Western Heritage Museum and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame
Who: Christopher Shaun Berry, son of Danny and Libby Berry, was a fifth generation rancher. Their family ranch is west of Eunice.
- Congressman Steve Pearce, friend of the Berry’s, will be attending.
- This event has been added as part of the Family Fun Day Celebrating Lea County’s Centennial Celebration, taking place Saturday March 11, from 10:00am – 5:00pm.
- The Eclipse windmill was a widely-used windmill to pump water in the 19th and 20th centuries.
About Christopher Shaun Berry
Christopher Shaun Berry was born October 14, 1978 in Hobbs, and raised on the family ranch west of Eunice. He was on the Eunice High School state championship track team; and was active in team-roping with the Lea County Junior Rodeo Association, National High School Rodeo Association and National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association. Attending Sul Ross State University in Alpine, TX, on the C.F. McAuliffe rodeo scholarship, he left the college a short time later to devote time to the ranch he loved and the cowboy way of life. After discovering an old Eclipse windmill on the ranch, he had plans for its reconstruction, but was never able to carry out the project. On May 8, 2003, he was killed in a vehicle accident. His parents donated the windmill to the museum in his memory.