Vintage Windmills Vanishing from Old Homesteads

The symbol of the farm in America, vintage windmills are disappearing from old homesteads

Top: Two windmills – a Pipe Raymond (the red mill in the foreground) and a Challenge (the green mill at back) are stationed in the McLains' yard. Bottom: Howard and Barvetta McLain with their Dempster steel mill. This open-back geared pumping windmill dates to about 1904.
Top: Two windmills – a Pipe Raymond (the red mill in the foreground) and a Challenge (the green mill at back) are stationed in the McLains' yard. Bottom: Howard and Barvetta McLain with their Dempster steel mill. This open-back geared pumping windmill dates to about 1904.
Photo by Maria Brunssen