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visiting the Queen Wilhelmina Garden in Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, California
Monday, March 23, 2015

There are two windmills near Ocean Beach, and this is the second one. It's next to the Queen Wilhelmina Garden at the western edge of Golden Gate Park, and it is known as the Dutch Windmill.

The Dutch (1903) and Murphy (1908) windmills were installed to pump water to help maintain the grounds. After a new electric pump system was installed, the windmills were turned off.

For more info, see:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Gate_Park_windmills

An update to the Wiki article: the Murphy Mill restoration has been completed, and both mills are open to visitors.

It was a very windy day, and it was odd to see how still the mills were!
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Mar 28 2015 00:18 GMT will
Great find fleur..pretty.
Mar 28 2015 10:00 GMT wijnie58
Great shot, Fleur..:-))
Mar 28 2015 10:27 GMT Papagena
Lovely flower beds around this beautiful mill !!
23 hours ago MargNZ
Thank you for the link and information Fleur . Both windmills are wonderful to have in the Park :)

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