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De Immigrant Windmill, Fulton

#41 of 135 in Historic Sites in Illinois
Must see · Historic Site · Tourist Spot
De Immigrant is a windmill located in Fulton, Illinois, built on a flood-control dike on the Mississippi River. The City of Fulton contracted Molema Millbuilders, Havenga Construction, and Lowlands Management on December 4, 1998 to construct a Dutch windmill, to be fabricated by native millwrights in the Netherlands and shipped to Fulton for assembly. Two months later, construction began with thirty metric tons of wood. The construction took place in phases, and the tower, cap, sails, and machinery were all put together on November 19, 1999. On May 5, 2001, De Immigrant officially began grinding wheat, buckwheat, rye, and cornmeal.
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  • The De Immigrant is an authentic working Dutch windmill in the heart of the Midwest. It’s run by a team of volunteers from the town. It’s best to visit on days when the weather allows for it to be...  more »
  • De Immigrant Windmill was built in Holland then moved here and reconstructed by skilled craftsmen from the Netherlands. All wooden structure held together with wooden dowels. They grind six...  more »
  • This place is so neat! We were able to go inside the windmill and the man working there gave us a great talk about the history and how the mill works. Then, we went down to the cultural center and saw the mini windmills. The woman working there walked us around and showed us the windmills. Really nice people with such pride in the town's history. Definitely recommend stopping here.
  • Nice place to stop all the volunteers were great. The inside of windmill was neat the volunteer had alot of knowledge on the ins and outs of the windmill. Would recommend to check out the shop across the street too.

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