Re: "Grist mill" ruins
- Ok thanks for this info...I can't wait to see the photos. Also we
have not been off the track other then down the hill a little bit,
could you tell us a good way to go to get to where the mill and all
was, or is there someone here that could walk us to it? And do you
know a trained historian or do you know where we can find one?
Michael and Laura
--- In ClappCemetery@yahoogroups.com, John Mallory Land
> Michael and Laura,
> I will address your various questions in separate postings - that
> if anyone wants to address a particular issue, they can do so inreponse
> to that given message.way -
> I believe the "grist mill ruins" referred to by pgreatho01@... -
> this is Patricia Dodd GREATHOUSE, who died 07 FEB 2003, by the
> were actually the ruins of a pumphouse that are south of where thea
> Clapp's Factory complex was. Directly west of this structure are
> series of pilings that lead into or across the river. These mayhave
> supported a bridge or a water intake, or both (or somethingelse!). I
> have photographed these ruins in the past, and I went there againon
> Sunday with Michael Harris. We need to have a trained historianlook at
> this structure and others in the area to try to nail down theirpurpose
> and the approximate dates when they would have been built and inuse.
> It is entirely possible that Patricia was referring to something
> but I have not come across anything that appears to be the remainsof a
> grist mill. The old Clapp's Factory grist mill was a one-story,1910. A
> wooden-framed structure just south of the main mill buidling and
> evidently had collapsed before the mill building burned down in
> flume had diverted water from the river to the CF grist mill, perruins and
> Sanborn Fire Insurance maps (1885, 1889).
> This week, I will scan the photos I have of the pumphouse (?)
> post them in the photo album on the Yahoo group site.
> John in TX
> marriedfairy2005 wrote:
> > I was reading a copy of an email from a "pgreatho01@...
> > <mailto:pgreatho01%40aol.com>" called Clapp Village.
> > They were talking about the grist mill ruins being located. Can
> > anyone tell me about how to get to them, to see if they are still
> > there?
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