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Since ancient times, man has harnessed the power of the wind to provide assistance in various tasks. Grain milling, water pumping, threshing, and sawmills were common, as well as a means to provide electricity in more modern times. A good resource for widmill history and design can be found at:
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WindmillsBuffalo Ridge Wind Farm

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This gigantic wind farm covers a massive area around Lake Benton Minnesota.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz

location: Minnesota

date approved: 7/16/2013

last visited: 6/23/2019

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SESE108.8 km

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WindmillsWindmill & Pump – Granite, IA

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This windmill-pump duo give a good illustration of how farms used to get water for household use and for watering livestock.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama

location: Iowa

date approved: 7/12/2011

last visited: never

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WindmillsPocket Park Windmill - Luverne, MN

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A beautifully maintained water pump windmill that is all that remains from a farm long gone.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member beta59

location: Minnesota

date approved: 5/13/2012

last visited: 10/20/2012

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