The Mill expresses the promise of the past when it, like so much of the country that depended on river power, was part of the thriving community. It’s just waiting for the renewal of a familiar life. Hearing the constant sound of the water, you can listen for the voices of old-timers who today remember the place this mill held in the vitality of their eras as they recall their memories for the interviewers who are recording this renewal on film. The Mill is a stage, returning many of the props of those days to renewed use; it stirs the figurative wheels of imagination. Listen to the echoes and think of the restoration that has already taken the lead in bringing back that energy that held such a vital part in the development of this land.
It was the realization that this mill and power source could be restored without compromising the river environs that prompted our investigating the possibilities. Only later did we become so thoroughly enchanted by the history of the mill and its original construction that has withstood the ravages of time and intensive use and abuse. That it is still standing at all is a tribute to those who designed and built it without the benefit of power equipment. They built it to withstand the vibrations of three grinding wheels, and it has done that and more.