It seems I have a theme today….historical and beautiful windmills of our past. This article is from The Daily Cupcake at http://cupcake4today.wordpress.com Enjoy
Originally posted on The Daily Cupcake:
Land’s lighthouses, windmills are rich with tradition. They are timeless, historic, and always seem to have a story to tell. Cervantes certainly agreed as the most famous tale belongs to Don Quixote and his head tilting ways. Or there’s the lesser known but equally entertaining Moonspinners (the Mary Stewart novel or Hayley Mills movie, you choose).
Turns out, neither Cervantes’ Spain nor Stewart’s Greece is the windmill’s home country. The honor belongs to . . . . . any guesses?
By the 10th century, Persia and China picked up on the idea, using horizontal windmills to pump water and grind grain.
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