This is an old technology brought here by new immigrants. It represents the beginning of modern life in a hard wilderness. This wind-powered gristmill was built in 1870 by Fred Meiss, Jr., and Otto Fiek near Spring Creek, from parts of the first windmill in the new state of Texas, erected by E.G. Witte. The millstones are the ones Witte imported from Europe and are believed to be one of the earliest sets in the United States to survive.
Society: ASMEMain Category: MechanicalSub Category: Wind Power ProductionEra: 1940-1949DateCreated: 1944Memorial ParkVictoriaState: TXZip: 77901Country: USAWebsite: http://www.asme.org/about-asme/history/landmarks/topics-m-z/wind-power-production/-151-victoria-dutch-windmill-%281840s%29, https://www.asme.org/getmedia/34e19ef6-403f-4bb4-8a57-92c17d01716e/151-Victoria-Dutch-Windmill-1840s.aspxCreator: Meiss, Fred , Fiek, Otto
YearAdded:Image Credit: Courtesy Wikipedia/Larry D. Moore (CC BY-SA 3.0)Era_date_from: 1944