Taken on 10/21/09
doesn't seem to be used at present but has been
in the past. See information about it's
history in the plaque below the next photo.
From cshym74 (via
"great capture of the windmill in Morristown. I recall reading that the last
'use' of the windmill was for pilots during WWII--they used it as sort of a
marker or landmark. I took this one a few years ago:
(McConnell) Johnson writes "I am a descendant of Hugh McConnell, who came from
Canada, across the St. Lawrence River, around 1825 and built the Windmill on its
banks, used for grinding grain, later for an outlook during WWII, and a Prison.
We are proud that it is now a historic site.
The students of a nearby college
built the blades back on the windmill in 1979, and I and my son, Jerry, attended
Several of us have visited Morristown and the Windmill.
builder, Hugh, drowned at sea; he had 7 kids; Hugh II, went to Cranberry lake,
NY, and built the first dam for New York City (The pilings of the old dam are
His son, James A. McConnell and brother Bill, showshoed to
Watertown, NY, and rode the train to Lyons, Colorado, to make buckhorn plaster
to stick the sandstone together."