Showing posts from September, 2023

Mill - 3

  Gulledge Mill, nearby Clayton. Robertson Grist Mill, Clayton. "Adams Mill", this is probably my favorite of the trip because I've never seen one this a built like this ...very unique in my opinion. COOL!! Really enjoyed Alabama's grist mill, it is amazing how different each state has been to see the way they are built, I biggest wish would be to chat with someone who is in the know about all these mills, why are they built this way or that? big wheel verses smaller?? ...they are so unique and fun!!  My hubby is a part of the  "The Society for the Preservation of Old Mills" . Click that link there for you wish to know more, if you are so curious, not sure if you have heard of it, You can find some mills you might have not heard of ever??!?! Did you have a favorite from the 3 different mill posts?? Did you miss one? Please catch up "Mill 2" & "Mill - 1" You are so cool, and I wish to say thank you for stopping by. Hope you are well.

Mill - 2

  The Horace King Memorial Covered Bridge "The trail traces the path of the Chattahoochee Valley Railway, which was constructed by the West Point Manufacturing Company to serve several cotton mills along the Chattahoochee River on the Alabama-Georgia border." later addition to this bloggy post, adding this on 9/22/2023: THANK YOU, Linda for the link: please folks check it out.. ... "Chuck Moore" .  Hey there. These sights were fun to see. It was pouring down rain grey gloomy kind of day but so fun to see it either way, glad to share it as well.  "Moores Creek Walking Trail", it looks like a perfect place to walk your dog, or cat or just yourself for some exercise. We love finding those places, don't you??  I think google and other search engines are so tough to move along in, you know what you wanna find but will they supply that information easily or will you have to pull on your hairs to get what you need?? ...I am trying to research "Chuck Moor

Mill - 1

  Bean's Grist Mill, 1832. 1 of the earliest mills in the Chattahoochee Valley. 1874 washed out the gristmill. On West Point Parkway, Lee County. Open spring & fall but not open public. So that is great to hear that it is still in operation. Chewacla Creek, Lee County. Whatley's Grist Mill. 1837. water-powered sawmill. Provided lumber for many of the buildings in Opelika and Auburn. in 1964: when a 3-day freezing (I did realize that Alabama ever really dealt with freezing rain or that kind of weather, I would have thought it was to warm in these parts. LOL!!) rain caused the dam to split and the iron water wheel to travel downstream. A 5th generation of the Mitchell family salvaged the wheel and mounted it on a lake about 3 miles away from the mill.  Meadows Mill, Little Uchee Creek, 1830 to 1835. "Alabama's Falling Water". 10-foot waterfall under the house. a nod to the famous Falling Water created by Frank Lloyd Wright.  Some of the photos have not stayed to

Stokesville, Virginia

  "The village of Stokesville, established by 1901, because a boomtown after the Chesapeake Westerns Railway was extended here in 1902. Tram lines into the mountains brought timber to the railhead. Lumber mills, bark tanneries, a stave and heading factory, and other enterprises attracted many workers, and the town's population reached 1,500 by 1905. A passenger depot, post office, hospital hotels, stores, and a church served the community. Stokesville declined after 1910 as the area's timber supply dwindled. A flood in 1949 destroyed most of its remaining structures. The town was named for the Stokes family, financial backers of the railroad."  Wow, Stokesville, Virginia is such a sweet area, we were lucky to have found it by accident those traveling moments. The weekend of May 14, 2023, on that gorgeous Sunday, it was a clear, a day with those big puffy clouds, not the type with rain due soon, but those happy huge, where you can lay in the field and look up a