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Saturday, June 2, 2012

Grist Mill, Metamora, Indiana

Good morning,

This is the grist mill at Metamora, Indiana, on the Whitewater Canal.  Back in days it was active the mill was powered by the canal and farmers brought their grain here to be ground via the canal or railroad track beside the mill.
There was a school group (their school bus is visible in the first image) inside this day having a tour and the building was somewhat crowded so we didn't go inside this time.  We have been here before and will surely return in the Fall.
Machinery from the mill is on display outside.  My Honey, the engineer, enjoyed seeing these.

All the best,
Lois

12 comments:

Maple Lane said...

I love to visit grist mills. You'll have to share more pics when you return in the fall.

Diana said...

It's really an interesting old building. I can imagine how much your husband enjoys seeing that sort of thing! Love Di ♥

VP said...

Being quite interested in any sort of machinery, I would have probably enjoyed some of the engineer's explanations!

Nancy said...

A treasure! I was surprised to learn that each town had it's own (or several) flour mills back in the olden days.

TexWisGirl said...

i just love to think of how things were done in yesteryear. so much simpler - and harder!

grammie g said...

Hi Lois...Not only the Hubby enjoyed these ...I think it is marvelous to have these places to remind us of what it used to be ...maybe it was the best way!! Thanks for sharing!!
Grace

Prem said...

An interesting place. I love the brick walls, it adds up to its vintagey look.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Looking forward to seeing more of this mill and can understand waiting until a less crowded time to photograph the interior, Lois.

Marit Johanne said...

You know I love all kind of historical buildings!

Kathy said...

I love that name Metamora. It sounds rather exotic - not what I would expect in Indiana.

BookLady said...

During the hours the Metamora Grist Mill is open you can usually go down in the bottom area and see the shafts and gearing that drive the mill stones. The parts sitting outside are from its original turbine operation. The wheel now in use is not actually authentic to this mill, or most in this area.

Rose said...

I bet when it was being used, that it was the local place to gather all the news of the day. I can just imagine the men standing around talking in small groups.