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93-Year Old Man Sells Personal Collection of 30 Gigantic Windmills to Create a Local Theme Park

Posted By Jenny Moore On October 3, 2012 @ 5:00 pm In Eco-Inspiration,Environment,Innovation,Reader Submitted Content,Recycled Materials,Renewable Energy,Wind Power | No Comments

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Vollis Simpson has been fascinated with wind power [1] since he rigged a wind-powered washing machine on Saipan [2] during World War II. When he settled back home in North Carolina after the war, Simpson turned his passion for wind power into a full-fledged hobby. Now 93, Simpson is passing on his personal collection of 30 gigantic windmills to a community partnership that is building theĀ Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park [3] in historic downtown Wilson, North Carolina.

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[1] wind power: http://inhabitat.com/bladeless-wind-turbine-design-is-for-the-birds-literally/

[2] Saipan: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saipan

[3] Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park: http://www.wilsonwhirligigpark.org

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