The Windmill

“For certain specific purposes, and, primarily among them, for pumping water in moderate quantities, the windmill is not only a thoroughly reliable, but at the same time the most economical prime mover, and as far as judgment can now be passed, will hold this place for many years to come.”

– Alfred R. Wolff, The Windmill as a Prime Mover, 1885

“The only water we had, we fetched from wells, and lucky indeed, was the family that could afford a windmill.”

– anonymous resident describing life in Tucson’s barrio in the 1890s

Windmill, John Fleck, 2013

Windmill, John Fleck, 2013

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