De Immigrant

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Coordinates: 41°52′2″N 90°10′7″W / 41.86722°N 90.16861°W / 41.86722; -90.16861
De Immigrant
Fulton's Dutch Mill
Windmill
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De Immigrant in August 2009
Country United States
State Illinois
Municipality Fulton, Illinois
Coordinates 41°52′2″N 90°10′7″W / 41.86722°N 90.16861°W / 41.86722; -90.16861
Date between 1999-2001
Owner City of Fulton (1999-present)
For public Yes
Visitation Closed in winter
Easiest access Partially handicapped accessible
Website: [1]

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.[1]

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  1. ^ Haskell, Thomas. Illinois Windmills. Retrieved on 18-08-2009

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