[This U.S. Wind Engine and Pump Company's Model E windmill stands in front of Batavia City Hall.]
The windmill app is the first of many envisioned by Cudworth to promote Batavia’s historic structures, locations and attractions, to be grouped together under a Destination Batavia campaign aimed at serving residents and marketing the community to visitors.
The “Windmill City” book was edited by the Library's Adult Services Manager Stacey Peterson and Director George Scheetz.
Copies of the book are available for anyone to own at no charge at the Library’s circulation desk. The book was first published in 2008, with 10,000 copies printed and distributed, Scheetz said. A second edition was published in 2013, and about half of the 10,000 copies remain, he said.
The book publication was financed through a grant, Scheetz said, and no tax dollars were used.