Thursday, October 28, 2010

Just Milling Around

We stopped at the Nora Mill Granary just south of Helen, Georgia. The mill is a large four story building on the bank of the Chattahoochee River built in 1876.

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The original millstones are still working to process wheat and corn and other grains which are sold in the store there.100_2855

It is a turbine system, not a waterwheel.100_2856

Here is the miller who has been there 15 years. He was very personable and volunteered much information about the turbine system.

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Here is a view from the back porch.

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Here is the same man doing “carry-out.” I assume those are fifty- pound bags.

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I would highly recommend stopping by if you are in the area. There were antiques across the road, but we didn’t really have the time to go explore in there this trip. Nora Mill has on-line ordering as well.

1 comment:

wlh said...

I love the old Chesterfield sign on the wooden cover.