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Julesburg in Sedgwick County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Blowing in the Wind

 
 
Blowing in the Wind Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 13, 2011
1. Blowing in the Wind Marker
Inscription. Gap-toothed and grumbling, the old windmill keeps vigil over the valley where a gravel road has replaced horse and wagon trails. The windmill is more than a machine - it symbolizes survival.

The windmill grew up with the American West, supplying water for people, crops and livestock. Between 1880 and 1935, more than 6,500,000 windmills were sold in the United States.

Once in operation, they rarely needed replacing. Their long life and the arrival of electricity made sales drop dramatically.

Here on the open range, windmills still provide water for livestock and their own unmistakable brand of prairie music.

Part of this region lie atop the world's largest underground sea - Ogallala Aquifer. Natural springs bubble to the surface throughout the area.
 
Location. 40° 56.35′ N, 102° 18.256′ W. Marker is in Julesburg, Colorado, in Sedgwick County. Marker is on County Route 28 3.3 miles west of U.S. 385. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Julesburg CO 80737, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. If at First You Don't Succeed (approx. half a mile away); Devilís Dive / The Italian Underground (approx. 2.4 miles away); Transcontinental Railroad

Blowing in the Wind Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 13, 2011
2. Blowing in the Wind Marker
(approx. 2.6 miles away); Overland City (approx. 3 miles away); Old Julesburg (approx. 3 miles away); Neither Rain Nor Sleet (approx. 3 miles away); A Moving Story (approx. 3 miles away); Julesburg in Ashes (approx. 3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Julesburg.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 355 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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