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Dells Mill, Augusta, Wisconsin





"Dells Mill", in Augusta, Wisconsin ...was a huge learning experience. Gus Clark, the museum guide was so great.

i just went to the website, to share the link with you guys and i see that Gus did pass away. i am trying to check my notes to see when we were there. we were trying to recall the day. my parents anniversary is August 24th. apparently the day he past away. (he was telling us that he did have some health issues, no details, but i thought he looked ok?) he was so cool. he was very descriptive and so fun to listen too. the mill had been in his family for years. he was just like a real history book. such a loss. (i just checked my notes we were there Thurs. 8/21) i hope he knew we enjoyed our visit. we told him so. thanked him for his time & explained we love seeing the odd, the different & the usual places throughout the US.

mills are becoming far and few. sad but true. ) :

i wonder who will take over the mill? he was having issues with the folks who wanted to come in and tear down the dam. i sure hope they don't get rid of this mill. it is such a beauty. 

the "White House", he was joking on the real "White House" ...an outhouse, and yes, we did use it. works well. probably even better than your indoor plumbing. ha. ha!!



this old school, right down the road from the mill. we peered into the window to see what was inside. they sure don't make school houses like this any more. such style. very unique.

enjoy your day! & be super thankful for your many blessings and living yet another day!!! Beth ( :

Comments

TexWisGirl said…
looks like he really enjoyed history and enjoyed sharing it. i'm sure your visit was delightful for him, as well. sorry he passed just 3 days later. i hope his family/heirs can keep it running.
Sandra said…
I love that log cabin and could live in one like it but i want it here in Florida. the two front desk are just like the ones i sat in way back when.
don said…
I would like to see this picturesque mill maintained as a heritage item. It would be good to keep the dam too.
Missy George said…
Love the school house..Great shot of the falls...gorgeous
bettyl-NZ said…
I really like visiting places like this. Love your great shots.
Linda Kay said…
Maybe you could start a petition to make it a historical site? Just thinking. I love old buildings like this. We have a historian in our town who knows all the rich history all the way back to the early German settlers. Not sure anyone will be able to fill his shoes when he passes.
George said…
I hope this beautiful old mill can be preserved, but it needs to be in the care of someone who loves it as much Gus did.
Pamela Gordon said…
That old mill and the dam and pond are really beautiful. Maybe the dam is in bad shape and a danger. The dam at the Kings Landing Historical Settlement is weakened and needs to be re-built. Thankfully the government is paying for it as it's over a million dollars in repairs. It's part of this famous place so needs to be done. I love history lessons like this.
eileeninmd said…
what a neat place to visit! The old mils are cool! I hope someone will take over caring for the place!
Marie said…
Amazing watermill and school house! How sad that your tour guide died right after you were there! Wonderful place to see.
Michelle said…
I do hope this place is kept up, now that the guide has passed away. Places like this are becoming more rare everyday.
William Kendall said…
It looks like a lovely spot... well worth preserving.
Country Wife said…
It is sad that he passed on. Such a beautiful place thanks for sharing.
DeniseinVA said…
Such a lovely place but how sad the gentleman passed on.
A Quiet Corner said…
Yes, sad to say, mills like this are far and few in between. A great historic place to envision what went on though!...:)JP
You got such amaZing pictures!
Tanya Breese said…
what a great place, wonderful photos beth! sad about gus though...is this near madison? we were there a few years back!
EG CameraGirl said…
OH! Really neat photo of the mill and waterfall!
Gail Dixon said…
Awww, so sorry to hear the guide passed away. Love the pic of the White House and the waterfall near the mill.
Sounds like a fun visit, but I had no idea this stuff was in Augusta. We don't live all that far from Augusta. How crazy! lol Now I've got to hop over and see your Christmas movie list!
Debbie said…
WoW beth, looks like a great spot!! A good tour guide can make a good trip, wonderful!!

LOVED the waterfalls!!
Maggid said…
I suspect it is important we remember all these skills . . .

I certainly love visiting your blogs . .

Oh, to answer your question - i saw a poster inviting the community to a "Shout Out" - two choirs will be singing this Sunday at a church kinda close . . I intend to get there . . . could be fun - and uplifting.

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