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Jackson, Nebraska: Sentinels of the Prairie - Windmills

Private vintage windmill collection along the highway, courtesy of Mr. Gill. Signs identify the history of many.

1402 US-20, Jackson, NE
US Hwy 20 just east of Norway Ave., 3 miles west of town. Private property, you can walk around to read the signs.
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Lots of Windmills

On Highway 20 there is a collection of windmills of various sizes and heights. They are on the south side of the street and right along the road. I've never seen this many windmills located in one place. Free. You will drive right by them.

[Kerin Fassler, 06/06/2019]

They are the collection of Mr. Gill, who owns the landfill behind the windmills.

Vintage windmills.

Sentinels of the Prairie - Windmills

Great to be able to view these iconic symbols of the prairie.

[Liana, 05/28/2014]

A sign advises: "You are viewing one of the finest collections of vintage windmills in the entire Midwest. This collection consists of different mills that existed from the 1880s to the 1930s."

Windmill collection.

Sentinels of the Prairie - Windmills

About 2 mi. west of Jackson on US Hwy 20, came across this wonderful collection of windmills from the late 19th and early 20th century. All are restored, many have signs describing their origins.

As we were walking around enjoying and taking photos, a car drove up and the gentleman introduced himself as Mr. Gill, the owner of the property and finder/restorer of the windmills. Had a nice conversation, a real treat to meet someone trying to preserve an icon of the west!

[Mark C., 08/19/2011]

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