Monday, August 31, 2020

Mingus Mill


 

Historic Mingus Mill build in 1886, was restored by the National Park Service and is currently a functioning mill. The mill is just outside of Cherokee NC and a short easy walk from the parking lot. In 1886 most people in the area lived on farms, growing their own food. Regular trips to the mill were required because of the shelf life of the processed food. The Mill was a local gathering place where neighbors met and socialized while waiting for their grain to be processed. The Miller kept a portion of the grain processed as payment for the milling.

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