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.
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.
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
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 19, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 365 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 19, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.