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Jamestown Windmill, Rhode Island

Jane Neill-Hancock

Wayne, United States

Artist's Description

Featured in United States Monthly Themes, Aug 2013

Featured in Preserving History, 3-October-2012
Top Ten, third place in Windmills Challenge, Just Fun Group, 12-October-2012
Featured in Shelters, 22-October-2012

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A windmill is a machine which converts the energy of wind into rotational energy by means of vanes called sails or blades. Originally windmills were developed for milling grain for food production.

The Jamestown Windmill is a smock mill in Jamestown, Rhode Island within the Windmill Hill Historic District on North Road north of Weeden Lane.

The 30-foot (9.1 m) high windmill was built in 1787 to grind corn after the British occupational forces destroyed the previous mill around the time of the Battle of Rhode Island. The windmill operated until 1895. Several renovations were done in the 20th century and the mill is presently maintained by the Jamestown Historical Society. The site was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973

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