The Windmill

By Conner Luettel

What I know about windmills in the midwest

  • Windmills were designed to convert wind energy into energy that that humans could use and manipulate to do work like pumping water or grinding flour.

History on the American windmill

The American windmill bears little resemblance to its European counterpart. The American design could lift water from hundreds of feet below the surface. It was invented in Connecticut in 1854 by Daniel Halladay. Its wheel, made from wooden blades could be transported in sections

How people use windmills today

People today use windmills mainly to generate electricity. Today people don't use windmills to pump water or grind flour they use electric motors to do the job.