Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Dillard Mill

Dillard Mill, approximately two hours southwest of St. Louis, sits amongst the rolling foothills of the Ozarks.Famed for its setting amongst fields and the Huzzah Creek, it is one of the most photogenic sites in Missouri.The roar of water dominates this part of Missouri, whether it is crashing through a shut-in, onto a waterwheel or over a dam.The Dillard Mill is actually the second mill on the site, and was active until 1956; the first mill, the Wisdom Mill, burned down in the late 19th Century.The exterior is actually made up of sheets of tin pressed to look like bricks, which has then been painted red.The replacement features a turbine, and not a waterwheel like most people are used to seeing at a grist mill.
The mill is deep in the woods near Davisville, Missouri; you can see a satellite image here.

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