Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Dillard Mill, Interior

The interior of the Dillard Mill is perfectly preserved, and still runs as it had for over one hundred years.Tours are offered year-round where you can watch the machinery operate.Looking out the window, the water of the river pours over the dam with a roar.


  1. Wow - talk about steam punk (OK - water punk).
    Old machinery is just fascinating!
    And this was still in operation until 1956?

  2. Tom Maher-KirkwoodMay 5, 2011 at 1:51 AM

    I forgot to add (no editing available)...
    While OT a tad - my family camoed at Alley Spring back in 1952. While the mill was not operating, the ranger took us kids through as a special treat and Gee! it was neat!
    I recall the water from the spring was so pure we were able to drink it - and eat watercress pulled from near the bank


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