The Old Mill

by Art Bee March. 19, 2010 5405 views

John C. Backhouse Mill
The mill was built in 1798 and was owned and operated by the Backus (Backhouse) family until 1955 when the mill and property was purchased by the Big Creek Region Conservation Authority. This original wooden structure was built of hand hewn beams and was one of the few mills to escape the fire of the War of 1812. The mill still grinds wheat today.

This old mill has been well maintained

The mill is three stories high

The wheel had been replaced with this smaller one. The original one filled this area and was quite big.

It is beautiful here all year round.

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Pandka 9 years, 8 months ago

Beautiful, especially 3 and 4#!

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Nancy 9 years, 8 months ago

Very beautiful place and post!! Thanks for the history, my favorite #3:-))

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Darlene Foster 9 years, 8 months ago

Interesting and the last one is beautiful as well!

9 years, 8 months ago Edited
Tom 9 years, 8 months ago

Very cool, and its still a working one, nice captures and good reportage

9 years, 8 months ago Edited
Mujay 9 years, 8 months ago

beautiful set :) last one i like , beautifully framed .

9 years, 8 months ago Edited
Huiching 9 years, 8 months ago

#4,5 are really beautiful. TFS!

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