Monday, August 30, 2010

Wallace-Cross Mill

In a world full of technology and everyone afraid to either live with, or without it, I always find comfort in a place where time seems to have stopped. Tucked away on a rural road in southern York county lies one of these hidden treasures.

The Wallace-Cross mill was built in 1826, and is a rare example of a water powered grain mill. Most of these mills have been destroyed or have been upgraded tremendously. This small rural mill was able to bypass all this technology and was still operating successfully up until the 1980's.

Today the mill has been restored to how it looked in the 1950's, during it's pinnacle time when the mill was in operation 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. The mill also contains exhibits as well as operational equipment and is open for public tours.

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