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Spearville, Kansas - City of Windmills

Spearville used to be known as the Home of the Lancers--the local high school.  Nowadays, a landmark billboard along Highway 50/56 has been modified, to proclaim Spearville to be the home of the Lancers and Windmills.(see note below)  The change was made for a good reason: you simply can't miss the dozens of modern windmills scattered on farmland north of town.

The Spearville Wind Farm was completed in 2006.  It includes 67 General Electric turbines, capable of producing 100.5 megawatts of power--enough to light up 33,000 homes.

There's a small interpretive display that provides plenty of fun facts about the wind farm.  Here are a few more:

Spearville is located on US 50/56, east of Dodge City, Kansas.


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Doug Mages of Tulsa, OK writes: Spearville Kansas is where I was raised. And actually the town was known as "Spearville the City of Windmills" I believe there is actually a book with that title that recaps the towns history.

update An anonymous visitor writes: Spearville was known as the City of Windmills before the windfarm was built. Eleanor Fry published a book in 1975 called "Spearville - City of Windmills".

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