Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Wamego, Kansas

On the road to Utah recently, I had to make a detour to Wamego, Kansas, to see this gorgeous old Dutch windmill.

It was built in 1879 by a Dutch immigrant 12 miles north of Wamego. It was used to grind grain into flour and cornmeal.

In 1925, it was disassembled piece by piece, then moved by 35 team and wagons to Wamego.

The mill is 25 ft. in diameter and 45 feet high.

A bust of Ceres, goddess of grain, is set above the window.

It was well worth the detour to come see this monument to Kansas pioneers!

 The Wamego Museum is right next to the windmill. I didn't have time to explore inside. I'm not sure if it was even open or not. It's still that time of year when some things are still "closed for the season".

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