The windmill once stood tall over every farm, pumping water for humans and animals.
As rural electrification took place, electric pumps took over.
The towers still stood, many becoming the favorite target for a country boy’s rifle or shotgun. Over the years, most of the structures have disappeared, the metal scrapped or used for other purposes.
Some still are used and new ones have been put into use by some, including Amish farmers. Here is a sample of some of the few still surviving in the area.