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Electric City, Washington: Gehrke's Windmill Folk Art

Mr Gehrke, who filled his yard with wind-propelled junk art gewgaws, is gone, but the town has moved his collection to a lakeside park for all to enjoy.

North Dam Park

Grand Coulee Ave., Electric City, WA
On the north side of Hwy 155/Grand Coulee Ave. around a mile southwest of Grand Coulee. In North Dam Park.
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Gehrke Windmill Garden.

Gehrke Windmill Garden

If you are at all interested in folk art, you must make a stop at the Gehrke Windmill Garden. Made of found and recycled materials, Gehrke's fantastic imagination is what's really on display in the 100-150 objects in the garden. His work deserves a much better environment than the parking lot chain-link pen in which the windmills are housed, though I'm grateful that they exist at all.

[Larry Paulsen, 12/29/2017]
Windmill Folk Art

A sad legacy to what had been a beautiful walk through free museum in the retired artists' hilly and tree filled yard, but still an interesting roadside attraction in an enjoyable lakeside park that is a convenient roadside stop. Electric City is my hometown.

[Jim Sanders, 07/10/2005]

Emil Gehrke's creations are now in a fenced-in square in a gravel lot, like an internment camp for wayward windmills....


Windmill Folk Art

These windmills are on hwy 155 about 1/2 mile southwest of the berg of Grand Coulee, WA. Whimsical, but couldn't get into the gated garden. There's a sign telling of the now-deceased gentleman who made all of them.

[Elizabeth Beinlich, 08/21/1997]

Those are Gehrke's Windmills, made of household items, North Dam Park, Electric City

Nearby Offbeat Places

Auto Parts Family and Auto Parts Family and "The Muffler Man", Electric City, WA - 1 mi.
Grand Coulee Dam Laser Light ShowGrand Coulee Dam Laser Light Show, Coulee Dam, WA - 2 mi.
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