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Dedicated to the history, preservation, and continuing story of windmills in Illinois.
Elias Pym Fordham
History of the Mill
Only known history is that Elias Pym Fordham constructed a “prairie windmill” for grinding grist “north of the Ohio River” near the Big Wabash River in what was then considered New Albion, IL.
bracing, and stage of the windmill.
Colyer, Walter. “The Fordhams and La Serres of the English Settlement in Edwards County.” Albion, IL
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