Photography and travel are my two passions. This blog will feature photos from my travels and little anecdotes about my experiences and discoveries.
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?