Near Sacred Heart in Renville County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
The Kittelsland Water Wheel
This water wheel was put to use about 100 years ago, (around 1900) in this creek to pump water to a storage tank in Peter and Gunhild (Enestvedt) Kittelsland's round barn. The tank was located up in the hay mow so the water had enough height for the force of gravity to supply water to the house and other buildings. This meant raising the water about 100 feet or more with little or no expense to the family. The resourcefulness of these pioneer families was truly amazing.
Location. 44° 41.088′ N, 95° 17.984′ W. Marker is near Sacred Heart, Minnesota, in Renville County. Marker is on County Highway 12 0.2 miles south of 145th Street (County Road 15), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sacred Heart MN 56285, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Enestvedt Marker (here, next to this marker); A Family's Proud Heritage (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); A New Life with Family and Friends (approx. one mile away); Farther and Gay Castle (approx. 1.4 miles The Joseph R. Brown House (approx. 1.4 miles away); Boiling Spring (approx. 2.9 miles away); Vicksburg Cemetery (approx. 3.8 miles away); Schwandt State Monument (approx. 6½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sacred Heart.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 14, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 395 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 14, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.