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Welcome to an almost daily peek at our beautiful Williamsburg, Virginia which includes the "Historic Triangle" consisting of Colonial Williamsburg -the world’s largest living history museum- Yorktown and Jamestown.

March 15, 2010

Robertson's Windmill , Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia




Robertson's Windmill has been a mainstay of the skyline in Colonial Williamsburg for decades.  It was used to grind corn and grain.  Its design made it possible for one person to move the entire structure to catch the wind by rolling the extended arm noted above.

8 comments:

lewi14 said...

What an idyllic photo. I love it.

patricia said...

bellísimas fotos! un placer pasar por este espacio.
saludos!

Rebecca said...

I love this windmill. So fascinating.

Bill said...

Very ingenious, this wind mill. Your area must have had some Dutch influence in the past.

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

Now, that's amazing! My dad would LOVE to have that - he has several at their farm, but that one beats all!!! Very cool!

Denise said...

Love visiting and seeing your lovely photos of Williamsburg. I remember the windmill well.

Matty said...

Windmills are always fun to see. It's interesting that one person can operate it.

Johnny Nutcase said...

What an excellent windmill, and I love the sheep too :)

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