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18th Century Rice Grist Mill
Originally constructed in 1798 along Lost Creek, this mill was operated by four generations of the Rice family. The mill has had many changes throughout its history. At times, the mill was also rigged to power a sawmill, a cotton gin, a trip hammer, and even to operate a dynamo that supplied electrical lights for the Rice home in 1899.

TVA purchased the land the mill stood on which was to be flooded by the building of Norris Dam. The mill was carefully disassembled and reassembled much of the structure at its present site.

The mill still grinds corn meal in the summer.

Source: Tennessee State Parks
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Album name:admin / Norris Dam State Park (Tennessee)
Keywords:Grist Mill Tennessee
Photographer:H. V. Noble
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Date added:Nov 22, 2009
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