Blowing in the Wind

Blowing in the Wind (HMVV9)

Location: Julesburg, CO 80737 Sedgwick County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 56.35', W 102° 18.256'

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Gap-toothed and grumbling, the old windmill keeps vigil over the valley where a gravel road has replaced horse and wagon trails. The windmill is more than a machine - it symbolizes survival.

The windmill grew up with the American West, supplying water for people, crops and livestock. Between 1880 and 1935, more than 6,500,000 windmills were sold in the United States.

Once in operation, they rarely needed replacing. Their long life and the arrival of electricity made sales drop dramatically.

Here on the open range, windmills still provide water for livestock and their own unmistakable brand of prairie music.

Part of this region lie atop the world's largest underground sea - Ogallala Aquifer. Natural springs bubble to the surface throughout the area.

HM NumberHMVV9
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Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 12:57am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13T E 726935 N 4535503
Decimal Degrees40.93916667, -102.30426667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 56.35', W 102° 18.256'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 56' 21.00" N, 102° 18' 15.36" W
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Area Code(s)308, 970
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 18041-18999 Co Rd 28, Julesburg CO 80737, US
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