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Michigan windmill added to Register of Historic Places

June 9, 2018

HOLLAND, Mich. (AP) — A windmill in western Michigan that’s a popular tourist attraction has been added to the National Register of Historic Places .

The National Park Service says the De Zwaan Windmill at Windmill Island Gardens in Holland was added to the register following several years of efforts to have it recognized. The windmill earlier was recognized with a state historical marker.

The city of Holland is known for its Dutch heritage and hosts the annual Tulip Time festival . The windmill, which was brought to Michigan from the Netherlands in the 1960s, was rededicated in 2014 after it underwent about $760,000 in restoration and repairs.

The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the nation’s historic places that are considered worthy of preservation.

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