Rice Grist Mill by © Bob Hall

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  1. Featured in Southern Style: A Downhome Perspective
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The Rice Grist Mill is located in Norris Dam State Park, Lake City, Tennessee. The mill is named after the orignal owner, the Rice Family. The Rices operated the mill from 1798 – 1935 when TVA relocated the mill from its location in Union County to the Norris Dam area. The mill still grinds cornmeal during the summer months. After taking several shots, I toured the mill. Watching the grinding process was quite interesting.

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countryside, foliage, grist mills, water wheels

As an artist I enjoy painting and photographing segments of rural life. Country living became a new world for me back in the sixties when we moved from Chicago, Illinois to East Tennessee. I want to capture what I now see before country living vanishes… at least in my area!

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  • DryFlyPhoto
    DryFlyPhotoabout 5 years ago

    Wonderful capture of an old building.

  • Thanks Scott, appreciate the fav. I’m attracted to old things, particularly old buildings. I often muse over what history old buildings hold: what the people were like, the activities that took place there, and so forth.

    – © Bob Hall

  • Ellen  Price - Greenwald
    Ellen Price -...about 5 years ago

    Beautiful scene!!!Excellent capture..Bob :-)

  • Thanks Ellen. I love these back-in-the-woods places, kind of a cozy feeling. Also, thanks for the feature in SOUTHERN STYLE: A DOWNHOME PERSPECTIVE. It’s a real for the honor.

    – © Bob Hall

  • Ruth Lambert
    Ruth Lambertabout 5 years ago

    Thanks you Bob for sharing this on the Barns grp. It’s what I’m hoping to get more of!!! It’s beautiful!! Can you B/mail me with some more information?? I’d like to visit this if it’s not too far from me.

  • Thanks for your kind words Ruth. I’ll B/mail you more info. about Rice Grist Mill (ex post facto).

    – © Bob Hall

  • Ruth Lambert
    Ruth Lambertabout 5 years ago

  • Ruth, this is truly an honor. I’m excited about this, wow! Many thanks for featuring Rice Grist Mill! I’ve not done much on the bubble lately and it’s good to see one of my pieces featured again.

    – © Bob Hall

  • Jellybean720
    Jellybean720about 5 years ago

    This would make a nice house to live in … Great Capture and Congratulations on your feature :))

  • I agree JB. The surrounding area is really nice and quiet. My kind of place. Thanks!!

    – © Bob Hall

  • Evita
    Evitaabout 5 years ago

    Wonderful image !! Congratulations on your feature !!!:D

  • Thanks Evita, appreciate it!

    – © Bob Hall

  • Evita
    Evitaabout 5 years ago

    Congratulations !!!! Placed in the Top Ten !!!!
    The OLD GRIST MILLS Challenge

  • Thanks Evita, this is exciting! I would have replied sooner, but I took time off from the bubble.

    – © Bob Hall

  • Brandie1
    Brandie1almost 5 years ago

    A beautiful old building,
    It is wonderful it is still in use.
    Congratulations on your feature.

  • Thanks Brandie1, appreciate it! To see this mill active was great. I really enjoyed it.

    – © Bob Hall

  • Carla Maloco
    Carla Malocoover 4 years ago

    Stunning Image.I have a friend who is going to be moving from Florida to the Smokey Mountains Tennessee,your photos have made me want to visit.

  • Thanks Carla! This part of the country is a great place to visit – and to move to. Actually, I was born in Chicago, but that’s another totally different story LOL!!!

    – © Bob Hall

  • monolithtma
    monolithtmaover 4 years ago

    I really like this one. Very nice! It gives me a wistful feeling.

  • Thanks for the nice comment!!

    – © Bob Hall

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