Windmills and Water Towers


As the railroad expanded, windmills and water towers began dotting the landscape. Windmills provided the power to pump water from surrounding streams. The water towers then stored this water for use by the locomotives. The Laramie Windmill became so famous that visitors would come to Laramie just to see it, ignoring the nearby train stations, roundhouses and shops.

Learn more about the windmills and water towers of Laramie.