Winds of Life: Windmills across Nebraska


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windpumps Winds of Life: Windmills across Nebraska

Winds of Life: Windmills across Nebraska is Nebraska's first ever statewide arts and tourism project, taking as its theme the familiar American windpump. From the publicity materials they sent me:
Why windmills? Because of the importance they played in settling Nebraska and the western part of the United States. Windmills were central to providing water to homes and farms who settled further from the rivers. Now the view of a windmill is a nostalgic one. Modern technology has not given up on the windmill, either. Wind turbines are providing energy around the world, including Nebraska's own Kimball and Ainsworth. Nebraska State Poet Laureate Bill Kloefkorn has shared with us and allowed us to use one of his poems that centers around a windmill. Our governor is even declaring 2007 the “Year of the Windmill!
The website is a bit bare at the moment, but hopefully will be updated as this project proceeds throughout the year.
Item: #592, Posted: 28/1/07.


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