Gehrkes Windmill Gardens
Gehrke Windmill Garden at Grand Coulee. Emil Albert and Stella Veva Gehrke owners. Emil began making windmills from scrap metal. They traveled about 62,000 miles picking up thrown-away materials to create over 500 windmills, whirligigs, and merry-go-rounds in their yard. Emil died in 1979 and Stella followed in 1980. Some 120 of their many windmills were acquired by the town of Grand Coulee and are displayed at North Dam Park as a memorial to the Gehrkes.