Wind Powers Itself

Sailors knew that wind could be harnessed to get from one place to another. In the U.S., wind has been used for over 150 years to pump water from deep underground and power small grinding mills. Enter Daniel Halladay and John Burnham who started the U.S. Wind Engine Company in 1850. The Halladay Windmill was the first in the U.S. designed for the landscape of the American West. Today, patriots from all over still use windmills to pump water. But increasingly electric generating wind turbines are being used in place of fossil fuel generators. Rhode Island has the first offshore wind turbines in the U.S. A prelude to more to come. This poster’s fanciful approach reminds us that wind generating electricity is a patriotic and necessary must in our hotter world.