Harnessing the wind

Make no mistake about it, the world is changing at a rapid rate. Technology is especially changing quickly. So much so many remnants of the past are distant memories, if not altogether forgotten completely. But if you look close enough, you can find a few remants still around. This windmill, found just north of Plymouth, Indiana, is an example. It may be a replica and not an original, but it reminds us of something so common on the rural Midwestern landscape generations ago – windmills. Many of them were built in northern Indiana, such as at the Flint and Walling plant in Kendallville.

Windmill near Plymouth

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About historynut11

My name is Tim Ashley and I am a newspaper editor/reporter/photographer in Milford, Indiana, and live in nearby Goshen, Indiana. A deeply held and sincere passion of mine is history and learning from the past. I enjoy a wide variety of history topics, but particularly local history, noted American highways (Lincoln Highway and Route 66), railroad history and the Civil War. I believe we can learn much from the past and that past shapes who we are today. I also enjoy visiting museums and historical sites, as well as taking photos of remnants from the past still standing.
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