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Photographs1186 of 3305Old log Cabin . Still in use Perley Putnam CDV 1863
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Posted 2 years ago


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This is a photo of one of our closed Grist Mills . I love the look of them and do remember when this one still had the water wheel working and so fun to watch . It is about 20 mi from me .
One of the most important old buildings is the Grist Mill. It is 250 years old and It has many different uses. One of them is grinding grains such as wheat, rye, oat and or barely into flour and meal. Many early water wheels were enclosed inside of the building or under roof for protection from winter's snow and ice. When corn is milled into corn meal the bran is sifted out to make bolted corn meal. There are two types of mills or milling operations. Custom mills is most often referred to as grist mill. These mills operate seasonally with the harvest. Custom mills grind grains individually for farmers and other individuals. The miller is paid for his services of milling by collecting a toll. A toll is a portion of the grain brought to the mill for grinding. The machinery of the mill is simple, often only one pair of millstones, but sometimes two pairs of millstones are found in the mill. The other type of mill is a merchant mill. A merchant mill Is a commercial milling operation. The miller or millers is generally not the person or persons who own the mill or constructed it. This mill grinds grain and produces flour for profit and for export. This mill does not grind grains individually for farmers and other individuals. It grinds wheat and produces white flour packaged into barrels, rather than a custom mill that would grind sacks of grain.


  1. walksoftly walksoftly, 2 years ago
    Love this photo Sis, old buildings are always so interesting!
  2. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thanks Bro ! I also love these old buildings . I miss pack rat and his wonderful photo's :-( Hope he comes back
  3. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
    Brought back some old memories. Used to get our meal from an old mill. As a teenager, got to be good friends with the old man & he would tell of the days when his mill was also the stage stop. He had all sorts of wood working machines also hooked up & when he engaged the power, the whole 3 story building would shake violently. Stone ground tastes better for some reason. Thanks.
  4. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Glad it brought back good memories for you Blunder and many thanks for the love . I used to drive by it just to see the water wheel when it was no longer in use and always loved just sitting there looking at it .
  5. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you valentino97,mustang,EJW, and vetraio50! I appreciate the love and stopping :-))))))))))))
  6. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
    Mani, those can be some peaceful times to reflect. Hard to reproduce in these days. can't live in the past, but can sure miss them. I often think I know & appreciate those days more than the present. I'm probably one of the few people who knew a slave & cherish the memory.
  7. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you nldionne ,Phil,pickrknows,pw-collector, and belltown ! I really appreciate the love on this post !
  8. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you gargoyle,RonM,Kerry,official ,and bratjdd :-) I appreciate the love
  9. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you Sean :-)))))) xoxo
  10. inky inky, 2 years ago
    My dream home...:-)
  11. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you inky,chevy59 and Thank you czechman :-)
  12. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you so much junkman :-) I appreciate the love on this post ! always enjoy seeing you on one of my posts .

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