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Largest water tower located in small panhandle city

SHAMROCK, TX - The Shamrock water tower has long been a part of the history of Wheeler County.

With its new designation as a historical landmark, it will now become a park of Texas recorded history.

One of Mayor Buc Weatherby's first goals when he took office four years ago was to revitalize what he calls a staple to the city.

Surrounding the tower is a visitor's guide, garden and mural for tourists to stop and rest.

"What you see here is a nice beautiful area mural to attract visitors," Weatherby said. "This was done mostly by volunteers. Some people worked while some donated money. This project is a real pride for the City of Shamrock.

The tower was built in 1915 for $6,560.

According to a representative of Chicago Bridge and Iron Inc., the Shamrock tower remains the tallest tank of its class constructed by their company to date.

It's estimated the water tower stands 176 feet in the air.