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Old 09-20-2014, 03:51 PM
 
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Hi folks. I'm feeling like a trip to take pictures of water wheels in VT. So where are they?

What cites / towns?

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Old 09-21-2014, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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There aren't a whole lot of them. The spring ice-out could be pretty destructive to any exposed overshot or undershot wheels. Those mills that weren't destroyed were changed over into turbine power, where the turbine and drive shafts were more protected. Over the years, a lot of factors have conspired towards the removal of the remaining dams.

There is the Crawford dam in Guildhall. I'm having a hard time thinking of any others offhand.
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Old 09-21-2014, 11:18 AM
 
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Thank you. Would this be the same for any Grist Mills in VT still?

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Old 09-21-2014, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Yep. (Exposed) Water wheels are more common in the south. There is one I pass going into town and I can think of three or four others within easy drive.
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Old 09-22-2014, 05:32 AM
 
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Any idea as to the names or locations of them please.

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Old 09-22-2014, 10:45 AM
 
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In Alabama???
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Old 09-22-2014, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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More on waterwheels around here in Alabama and Tennessee. There is a company that restores them: WWF - 35 ft Waterwheel

I attached images of a couple local wheels.

Another nearby one is at Falls Mill: Falls Mill & Pritchard's Distillery Tour

Pigeon Forge has a famous mill: Pigeon Forge Mill - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Our neighbor built a log house on the site of an old mill that was on our creek. There are still sections of the iron gearing lying around on the ground. They used to transfer the power from the wheel to a mill. The old sluiceway can still be seen along the bank of the creek.

Very few of the mills are working mills anymore. A good riding lawnmower can put out a similar amount of power to an average waterwheel.
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Old 09-22-2014, 12:59 PM
 
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Default Water Wheels & Grist Mills

While a trip down south to take photo's is a nice thought, right now it's New England area that I'll be trying to find them in.

New England in the Falls is hard to get away from

My trip down south wouldn't be until the end of the year, if at all this year.

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Old 09-23-2014, 09:25 PM
 
Location: on a dirt road in Waitsfield,Vermont
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here's one in Weston

Operating Grist Mill in Weston, Vermont - YouTube

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https://www.google.com/search?q=gris...x-a&channel=sb
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Old 09-24-2014, 03:54 AM
 
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Thank you. I've got it marked and ready to shoot.

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