Blowing in the Wind
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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Industry & Commerce.
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Julesburg CO 80737, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 19, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 443 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 19, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.