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Re: The Old Stone Mill - Where Gumbo Was #124

HistoryDigger ·
Thanks for the great pictures. Wish I could see the exhibition..and the mill. Guessed this one by digging into history.
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Re: The Old Stone Mill - Where Gumbo Was #124

PortMoresby ·
No email guesses this week?
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Re: The Old Stone Mill - Where Gumbo Was #124

Samantha ·
Awesome and colorful pictures. I do would like to see them in person. Thanks for a great post Jonathan!
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Re: The Old Stone Mill - Where Gumbo Was #124

Paul Heymont ·
Just to add a little more...the mill, also known as the Snuff Mill, is the oldest industrial building in New York City...but most of the others in the 20 oldest list predate it by 150 to 200 years. Most are houses in Brooklyn and Queens (one is still a private house after 350 years!) but one is in the Bronx: the 1748 Van Cortlandt Mansion--where George Washington really did sleep. For a link to the fascinating list, click HERE
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 6, 2015: Winchester Cathedral

DrFumblefinger ·
Wow, a GREAT cathedral. And the quirky video at the end was a nice touch. I always was curiously fascinating by that song, especially the 'bringing me down' line you referred to. Some day I'd like to hear the story of your journey across the Atlantic on the QM2
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Re: Visiting 170-year-old Hanford Mills

DrFumblefinger ·
Like you, I like driving off the main highways and stopping to look and explore. This was a very cool discover, thanks Jonathan!
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Re: Visiting 170-year-old Hanford Mills

GarryRF ·
Another hidden gem to add to the list of Americas finest treasures. Enjoyable read too Jonathan !
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Re: Where Gumbo Was #3 and #3.5: Vernon and Paris

GarryRF ·
Very interesting piece of history Paul. Puts some logic into how this anomaly came to be. I don't think I could sleep with all that water beneath me. Knowing that one day it will fall into the river below !
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Re: Where Gumbo Was #3 and #3.5: Vernon and Paris

Paul Heymont ·
Odd thing...these were originally written separately and I only just noticed that both of them involved bridges financed by house-building on them. Might be interesting to see how many we can find where the shops or houses have survived. I can think of the Ponte Vecchio in Florence and the Rialto bridge in Venice, but that's as far as I go...
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Re: Where Gumbo Was #3 and #3.5: Vernon and Paris

GarryRF ·
Gets to be an interesting subject when explored Medieval London Bridge - from an engraving in Eton College
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Re: Where Gumbo Was #3 and #3.5: Vernon and Paris

DrFumblefinger ·
This is turning into a rather scholarly discussion. I like that old etching, GarryRF! To the list of old bridges I'd like to add Pulteney Bridge in Bath, England, which I visited some time ago. Don't believe I have a photo of it. There are a number of modern bridges I've seen that have restaurants built into them, usually elevated (you have to take an elevator to get to them) and more for novelty and view than practicality of the entire thing (in the old days, at the Ponte Vecchio in...
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May 21, 2017: Sutter's Mill, Coloma, California

Jonathan L ·
The place where it all began: Jonathan L takes us to the starting point of the 1849 California Gold Rush
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Home of the Gold Rush: Sutter's Fort and Mill

Jonathan L ·
JonathanL takes us on a dive into California history including how the Gold Rush began and why Sacremento is the capital.
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The Old Stone Mill - Where Gumbo Was #124

Jonathan L ·
Congratulations to Historydigger for correctly guessing that Gumbo was visiting The Old Stone Mill at the New Your Botanical Garden in The Bronx, New York.   Built in 1840 The Old Stone Mill at the NY Botanical Gardens is one of the oldest...
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Mining Rust: Joshua Tree National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
The old Wall Street Mill mine in Joshua Tree National Park is long closed, but some old trucks remind us of the small community that once lived here.
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Visiting 170-year-old Hanford Mills

Jonathan L ·
An opportune moment, an intriguing road sign, and Jonathan L finds himself in a museum that's also an operating mill with a fascinating history.
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January 13, 2017: Grinton Smelt Mill, Yorkshire Dales National Park

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cooks shares some stunning monochrome images of Grinton How Mill, the best preserved Smelt Mill in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
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July 22, 2016: Mill City Museum, Minneapolis

Paul Heymont ·
At the former Washburn A Mill in Minneapolis, now the Mill City Museum, reminders of the industrial past are everywhere, and explained.
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Where Gumbo Was #3 and #3.5: Vernon and Paris

Paul Heymont ·
The Old Mill is a survivor. Built onto a bridge to save money, it still stands, but the bridge is gone. Not only the one it first stood on, but several of its replacements.  The first stone bridge, replacing a wooden one, was built in the early...
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August 30, 2018: Old Sugar Mill, Kauai

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the ruins of an old sugar cane plant on the garden island of Kauai.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 20, 2014: Buxton Mill

GarryRF ·
At first glance of those buildings I thought you were in farming country in the North East States. Lancaster PA or Maryland. I enjoy comparing US architecture with its old world origins. Buildings in East Anglia (UK) have a likeness to Dutch and German buildings. Which is just across the North Sea.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 20, 2014: Buxton Mill

Paul Heymont ·
It's also fun and interesting to read an area's industrial history from its buildings. The projection above the windows, easily matched elsewhere, is the clue to large-scale milling—a way to lift sizable loads to the top to allow gravity to play a role in processing. As Garry points out, there are similarities to buildings used for similar purpose everywhere!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 20, 2014: Buxton Mill

GarryRF ·
Milling used wind power where I live in Liverpool UK. This example about 2 miles away lost its sails 100 years ago when electricity was the new marvel ! CROSBY WINDMILL
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Odell Brewing Company, Fort Collins, Colorado

Samantha ·
Samantha, her husband, and niece had a great time on their tour of Odell's Brewing Company on her birthday. The tour, and one sample, are free!
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Kennecott Mines National Historic Landmark, Alaska

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the very interesting and remote Kennecott Mines National Historic Landmark, adjoining Wrangell-St. Elias National Park in Alaska.
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Re: Kennecott Mines National Historic Landmark, Alaska

DrFumblefinger ·
Are you sure that was black bear scat? Grizzlies are the more common bears in the area....
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Re: Kennecott Mines National Historic Landmark, Alaska

Amateuremigrant ·
I walked the first visit, up the footpath through the woods from McCarthy accompanied by the frisson of fresh black bear scat. I took the road on subsequent trips !
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Timber Mill, Deer Lodge, Montana

DrFumblefinger ·
One of many lumber mills in the forests of the northwestern United States, this one near Deer Lodge, Montana.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 6, 2015: Winchester Cathedral

PortMoresby ·
A few of us may remember Winchester Cathedral and a catchy tune that propelled a song to #1 on the pop charts. 
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 20, 2014: Buxton Mill

PortMoresby ·
At a bend in the River Bure, in Norfolk, England, an old mill straddles the water.  After a fire in 1991 and several years as a hotel beginning in 1999, the historic building was repurposed in 2005 and divided into several beautiful apartments.
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