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De Immigrant Windmill, Fulton

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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. Plan to see De Immigrant Windmill and other attractions that appeal to you using our Fulton online trip planner.
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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... 
    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... 
    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 »
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  • Well worth the stop!! Very interesting. Tours are put on by volunteers, great job!!
  • If you are biking on the Great River Trail, please take the time to stop in. (I don't know how those guides wear those wooden shoes all day!) Also, they actually do milling of local crops, be sure to ask if they don't show their inventory. I almost skipped the museum next door, and I am glad I didn't, a lot of history there. I finally can tell people where to go to when they call a Wind Turbine a Wind Mill!

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