WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896

Whirligigs polished, ready for visitors

In just a few weeks, visitors to the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park will no longer have to view the park from across the street.

They are invited to walk among the giant windmills created by a man …

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