Knoxville Daily Photo will post one photo per day taken from the Knoxville/Knox County, Tennessee area. Knoxville is the city of my birth, the place where I work, and the largest city near our hometown. It's a wonderful community in which to raise our family. It's really a beautiful place . . . . at least I think so.

I am not a professional photographer; I call myself a point & shoot photographer. I have had a genuine love for and interest in photography since childhood. My camera is a Nikon Coolpix S600 ~ which I love for many reasons that I won't list here. Sometimes I use my old camera which is a Nikon Coolpix 5900.

Photography is something that I enjoy immensely. My photographs & albums are treasured above all other material things I own. The memories that are captured and preserved through my camera are so precious.

I am glad that I have discovered City Daily Photo and started a photo blog. It's an honor to share my little corner of the world with those who find themselves here. Enjoy looking around my blog, and welcome to all who visit.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Mingus Mill

Last summer we visited the North Carolina side of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The kids loved exploring Mingus Mill which is still in operation!

To me this photo almost looks like it could have been taken 100+ years ago. I can almost imagine 2 pioneer children playing at the mill just as my own kids did on this visit. Cornmeal was available for purchase....you can see bags of meal in the background of this photo.

The following quoted from the www.nps.gov website....

Mingus Mill

A half-mile north of the Oconaluftee Visitor Center is Mingus Mill. Built in 1886, this historic grist mill uses a water-powered turbine instead of a water wheel to power all of the machinery in the building. Located at its original site, Mingus Mill stands as a tribute to the test of time. Hours: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM daily mid-March through mid-November. Also, open Thanksgiving weekend.

Highlights:

* Water flows down a millrace to the mill.
* A working cast iron turbine.
* A miller demonstrates the process of grinding corn into cornmeal.
* Cornmeal and other mill-related items are available for purchase at the mill.




5 comments:

Lois said...

Sounds like a fun place to explore! I love the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. We used to go there every summer when I was growing up.

Jacob said...

What a couple of cuties...having a great time, I think!

magiceye said...

love the pic of the cute kids enjoying themselves!

Tash said...

Look at those adorable golden haired children...the mill is nice too, but it got upstaged.

Ken Mac said...

the kids are back!



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