Vetter Windmill has an air of history


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windpumps Vetter Windmill has an air of history

The Daily Breeze looks at the history of the wind engine in Hermosa Beach, California.

Built in 1903 by Herman Vetter, one of the town's founding fathers, it originally irrigated his flower farm. By 1968 the farmland was sold for building apartments on, so local residents raised money towards the $2000 relocation costs, to relocate it as a landmark a few blocks away. A restoration completed in 2000 by Steve Storm and other locals sorted out years of slow decay of the structure, and the article looks forwards to the landmark being enjoyed by future generations.
Item: #22, Posted: 20/2/03.


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