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Today's picture features what is perhaps the most photographed
grist mill in the United States: Glade Creek Grist Mill at
Babcock State Park in West Virginia. At the turn of the century,
more than 500 grist mills were in operation in the state, but today
most of them are either gone or sitting idle beside the rushing
streams that once powered them.
Although it was built using parts recovered from three old West
Virginia mills, the mill at Glade Creek is actually relatively new.
It was constructed in 1976 as a replica of Cooper's Mill which
ground grain on Glade Creek many years ago. Today, Glade Creek Grist
Mill produces corn meal and buckwheat flour which park visitors
can purchase and take home with them.
About the photo: Photographer
Keith Withrow took this picture of
Glade Creek Grist Mill at 6pm on October 22. It was an overcast day,
but he certainly managed to capture the charm of a working grist
mill in one of the country's most beautiful settings.
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