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Standing atop Howard's Knob in Watauga County is the largest wind turbine generator in the world. The 325-ton windmill with 200-foot blades stands atop a ten-story tower. The windmill project involves two federal agencies, state and local governments, and private enterprise and is an effort to develop alternative energy sources to make the United States less dependent on foreign oil. The windmill is the fourth to be built in the country. Bishop describes what the windmill will do and the dedication ceremonies.
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