A windmill is being used to pump water into a metal stock tank to keep the animals watered in the Nebraska Sandhills.
The traditional agricultural multi-bladed four brace tower windmill is one of the most straightforward, elegant representations of the best of Nebraska. While they can be seen dotting the landscape all over the state, most are decorative these days. That’s not the case when you get into the Sandhills. Farms and ranches still use windmills and wind energy to draw their water out of the ground. If it hadn’t been for the invention of the American windmill, the Sandhill would have never been settled.
Copyright 2021 Susan Rissi Tregoning
August 1st, 2021
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