Historic water wheel restored

20th September, 2015 by

By Edward Stoner

EAGLE COUNTY — History is a subject which does not appeal to the masses in many cases. However, 84-year-old McCoy resident John Comer is living history and has contributed to Eagle County’s history and to the history of Colorado not once but three times. Comer has restored the historic Brooks-Dixson water wheel on his Water Wheel Ranch three times in his lifespan due to the high unregulated waters of the Colorado River.The Brooks-Dixson water wheel was initially constructed in 1923 by the two entrepreneurial ranchers, Earl Brooks and Wyman Dixson, as they needed water to irrigate their pasture — water, …

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