The Glade Creek Grist Mill in B&W by KSkinner

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The Glade Creek Grist Mill is a new mill that was completed in 1976 at Babcock. Fully operable, this mill was built as a re-creation of one which once ground grain on Glade Creek long before Babcock became a state park. Known as Cooper’s Mill, it stood on the present location of the park’s administration building parking lot.

Of special interest, the mill was created by combining parts and pieces from three mills which once dotted the state. The basic structure of the mill came from the Stoney Creek Grist Mill which dates back to 1890. It was dismantled and moved piece by piece to Babcock from a spot near Campbelltown in Pocahontas County. After an accidental fire destroyed the Spring Run Grist Mill near Petersburg, Grant County, only the overshot water wheel could be salvaged. Other parts for the mill came from the Onego Grist Mill near Seneca Rocks in Pendleton County.

A living monument to the over 500 mills which thrived in West Virginia at the turn of the century, the Glade Creek Grist Mill provides freshly ground cornmeal and buckwheat flour which park guests may purchase. Visitors to the mill may journey back to the time when grinding grain by a rushing stream was a way of life, and the groaning mill wheel was music to the miller’s ear.

Clifftop WV. , USA

Nikon D1X – Nikon 50mm – f1.4 – Expo Disc – Manfretto / Bogen

Image copyright Keith Skinner – no usage without prior written consent

Comments

  • Craig Hender
    Craig Henderover 5 years ago

    I do love b&w! Fabulous work.

  • Thanks Craig

    – KSkinner

  • Evita
    Evitaover 5 years ago

    Beautiful B&W capture !!! :D

  • Thanks Evita

    – KSkinner

  • © Jolie  Buchanan
    © Jolie Buchananover 5 years ago

    Such a beautiful classic looking Mill!
    Wonderfully captured!

  • Thanks so much Jolie

    – KSkinner

  • Jan Fijolek
    Jan Fijolekover 5 years ago

    Beautiful capture and right colour choice!

  • Thanks so much for your comments Jan!

    – KSkinner

  • Evita
    Evitaover 5 years ago

    Congratulations !!!Featured in BARNS! around the World

  • Thanks so much for the feature… Great group!

    – KSkinner

  • Tracy Faught
    Tracy Faughtover 5 years ago

    Wow! Just perect in B&W!! This is so well done!! Congrats on your most well desreved feature!!

  • Thanks for the comment and viewing my work Tracy

    – KSkinner

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteabout 3 years ago

    Superb capture.

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