Sunday, November 3, 2013

Hodgson Water Mill


On the edge of the Ozarks in southern Missouri and on a beautiful country road is this historic mill.  A mill was first built here in 1837. It was rebuilt in 1897 by Alva Hodgson, a master millwright, and it was built to harness the power of a huge spring flowing into a Bryant creek.  Unlike most stone gristmills that were shuttered, Hodgson Mill kept producing quality wholesome, whole-grained products well into the 1970’s.  The tiny mill was straining to keep up with the demand for its products so new modernized facilities were built.  The mill is now listed on the National Historic Register but the Hodgson Mill products are still being produced.  



In fact, I’m betting you’ve seen them in your local supermarket or specialty grocer. Ever seen a box or flour sack that looked like this?

7 comments:

Andy said...

I'm intrigued with old mills. I like the way you photographed it with the dam in the foreground.

llandudnopictures said...

Great shot of a beautiful looking place!

Mersad said...

What a beautiful place.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Judy said...

Oh! I've been there! We had lunch there and Chet was tempted to order the frog legs but was talked out of it.

Bruce Taylor, a.k.a. Catalyst said...

Beautiful.

Thérèse said...

Such an idyllic vision! I probably saw the corn starch but did not pay enough attention to the picture...

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Not here in Perth I haven't Sharon :) What a delightful find you have here.