Near Jenner in Sonoma County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
re-creating the Fort Ross Windmill
The Fort Ross windmill replica has been implemented by "the Link of Times" Foundation and donated to California State Parks in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the founding of Fort Ross.
This replica stolbovka style windmill, just as the original, features authentic mechanisms, a "nail-free" roof structure make of birch bark, and two pairs of blade wings. This historical reconstruction was carried out by Russian masters of the windmill building technique as introduced in the early 19th century using such traditional tools as an ax, planer, scraper, and adzes of that period. The mill was constructed in Russian and shipped to Fort Ross for installation.
"To the north of the square at a distance of three musket shots, they have a good windmill that grinds perfectly, all of it being made of wood from its foundation up." -- Fr. Mariano Payers, during his 1822 visit.
Location. 38° 30.905′ N, 123° 14.852′ W. Marker Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jenner CA 95450, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Welcome to Fort Ross (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Ross (about 600 feet away); The Call Family Residence (about 600 feet away); California's First Windmill (about 800 feet away); The Native Alaskan Village (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sandy Beach Cove (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Russian Village Site - Sloboda (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Ross Defenses (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jenner.
More about this marker. This marker is located at Fort Ross State Park.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 17, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 197 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 17, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.