Photo Friday – Alfred Reagan Mill (GSMNP)

Along the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail stands the Alfred Reagan Place and the Reagan Mill. The Reagan mill is a standard tub mill, with a flume redirecting water from Roaring Fork to power a tub-wheel turbine. The turbine turns a grindstone which breaks down corn and wheat into cornmeal and flour. Reagan’s mill was well-designed and well-positioned. It is said that when other mills lacked sufficient water power due to low water levels, Reagan’s mill would continue to operate.

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