Windmills have graced the landscape throughout most of the world for centuries harnessing the power of the wind. But all through the United States and especially in rural areas, windmills were engaged in pumping water to service farm and ranch livestock, irrigating crops and to use for daily household routines, especially the American west. The heyday for the windmill in the U.S. was during the last half of the nineteenth century and well into the first half of the twentieth.
With the enactment of the 1861 Homestead Act, settlers and would be farmers and ranchers turned westward to set up their homesteads. And when the Civil War came to an end those numbers grew. But once they settled upon their multi-acre parcels located on the treeless grasslands it became obvious the lack of water was a big problem.
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