July 23, 2014

For anyone fascinated with the history of windmills, a visit to Batavia, Illinois might be in mind. Along their river walk, visitors can see several variations of windmills, many built right there in the city. At one time, Batavia had six windmill companies that produced hundreds of windmills each year. Windmills were in production from […]

The Batavia Body Company was a company that rose out of the Newton Wagon Company, was part of Emerson Brantingham and then was plucked off into its own entity by the local citizens of Batavia. A sample of one of the refrigerated body trucks they built was on display at the Batavia Depot Museum. The […]