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the windmill and the crow | by •Sarah P•
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the windmill and the crow

In 1902, the parks commission authorized construction of two windmills to pump subterranean water to supply Golden Gate Park. The first one, on the north side of the park facing the Pacific Ocean, was completed in 1903 and became known first as the North Windmill and later as the Dutch Windmill; it is now paired with the Queen Wilhelmina Tulip Garden. The second, Murphy's Windmill, on the south side of the park, began operation in 1908. They operated for several decades, but fell into disrepair after the park switched to electric water pumps. The Dutch Windmill was restored in 1981, but, as of 2009, Murphy's Windmill's restoration is still in progress.



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Taken on February 3, 2011