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Windmills on the National Grasslands

Graphic of New Mexico, a green dot showing the location of the National Grassland.

Rita Blanca National Grassland
New Mexico

By Angela Safranek

The prairie wind can be stronger than the machines we use to harness it.

A damaged windmill and stock tank. The windmill is bent over to the ground.