Publication:

Windmill tales: stories from the American Wind Power Center

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    Authors & editors

    Harris, Coy F [Author]
    Meinzer, Wyman [Author]
    Halladay, Steve [Author]

    Publisher Texas Tech University Press
    Year of publication 2004
    Languages

    English (main text)

    Medium Book
    Edition1
    ISBN0896725278
    Topics

    Wind & watermills by Region > Rest of the World (not Europe) > USA
    Water supply & management > Irrigation & drainage

    Scope & contentIn this book, in nearly one hundred beautiful full-colour images, photographer Wyman Meinzer shows American windmills as they appear today.
    Many of them are still working, and others have fallen or are preserved at the American Wind Power Center, but all illustrate the way of life that was made possible by the windmill.Brief reminiscences and stories told by visitors to the American Wind Power Center give the reader a sense of the central importance of the windmills in the lives of the early pioneers in the West (US).
    Some of the stories reflect the sense of humour ranch and farm families developed to get them through hard times, whereas others hint at disappointment and tragedy. Together with the photographs they give us a fascinating insight into our history. Windmill Tales is published for the American Wind Power Center, Lubbock, Texas, which is internationally recognised for its comprehensive collection of historic windmills.
    KeywordsDrainage, pumps & wells, Archaeology & history

    Copies held

    Accession no. 229694

    • Shelf location: I180.8-HAR
    • Donor: Michael Dufau Collection