Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Old mill offers a taste of yesteryear

Old things seem to intrigue.

My wife likes to visit the ancient grist mills in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

 There is one near Cherokee. That one is Mingus Mill which uses water to turn turbines to grind corn and wheat. It was not operating the day we visited because of mechanical problems.

The other is Cable Mill in Cades Cove, on the west end of the park. 

We don't always visit the mills on each trip to the mountains, but after missing them for a few years, we feel we are best served by returning to each. And apparently there are many others who  visit and are enamoured by them,  enough so to videotape and post on You tube.

It was raining that July day recently and it took a little bit of time to get to the parking lot up to the mill. Although we didn't buy any cornmeal it was available for sale.

We spent about an hour touring the facility and taking a myriad of pictures of our journey. Others who spent time also offer their opinions on the old relic.

Next post: July 31, 2012

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