Rare Windmill Gets New Life

Found trampled in a field, rare 12-foot windmill is restored and becomes a permanent fixture at a South Dakota museum

The Aermotor on its first morning after installation
The Aermotor on its first morning after installation, catching early morning light for the first time in years. “To get this shot, I took several as the sun came up, standing on a tall stepladder in the back of my pickup,” Jim Lacey notes, “so as to get fairly close, and on nearly the same plane as the windmill.”
Jim Lacey