How did the people use the energy of wind in the past?

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Since early recorded history people have harnessed the energy of the wind. Wind energy propelled boats along the river Nile as early as 5000 B.C. BY 200 B.S. Simple windmills in China were pumping water, while vertical-axis windmills with woven reed sails were grinding grain in Persia and the middle east. The Dutch refined the windmills and adapted it for drained lakes and marshes in the Rhine river delta. When settlers took this technology to the new world in the late 19th century, they began using windmills to pump water for farms and ranches and later to generate electricity for homes and industry. Abraham Lincoln –...
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