Portales, New Mexico: Personal Collection of Windmills - MovingBill Dalley spent 30 years collecting windmills from around Roosevelt County, erecting them in his breezy yard. He then donated his collection to the county, which is gradually moving all 80 windmills to the County Fairgrounds for permanent display by the end of 2012.
Roosevelt County Fairgrounds
- Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. North end of town. From US Hwy 70, turn west onto Lime St. at the gas station and "Welcome to Portales" billboard. The parking lot for the Fairgrounds will come up quickly on the right.
- 2012: collection is gradually being moved.
Visitor Tips and News About Personal Collection of Windmills - Moving
The Dalleys sold most of the windmills and they have been moved to the Roosevelt Co. Fairgrounds for display.[M. Dean, 05/09/2012]
Wonderful collection. I wish I could've asked the guy questions about it, but I didn't feel comfortable trespassing on his property to knock on his door.[Mary Norvell, 02/28/2011]
The collection is impressive, but we weren't brave enough to go up to the door of the private residence and ask questions![mamamusings, 07/29/2010]
For 30 years, Bill Dalley has been collecting windmills from around Roosevelt County and installing them in his apparently breezy yard.