Mabry MiIl by Jane Best
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Mabry Mill-a historic and often photographed old grist mill on the Blue Ridge Parkway near the town of Meadows of Dan, Virginia.Thanks to Ruth Lambert for researching and finding the information below:
“Mabry Mill is a watermill located at milepost 176.2 of Blue Ridge Parkway in Floyd County, Virginia. It is a tourist attraction mainly for the picturesque views of the mill itself. A short trail around the mill connects historical exhibits about life in rural Virginia. The trail allows visitors to view the gristmill, sawmill, and blacksmith shop.
Mabry Mill was built by Edwin Boston Mabry (E.B. Mabry). E.B. Mabry returned to Floyd County in 1903 and began the construction of the mill. It was first a blacksmith and wheelwright shop, then became a sawmill. By 1905 it was in operation as a gristmill. By 1910 the front part of the mill was completed and included a lathe for turning out wheel hubs, a tongue and groove lathe, a planer and a jig-saw. Between 1905 and 1914 E.B. Mabry bought adjacent tracts of land, mostly for the purpose of acquiring more water power. 1
During peak seasons, demonstrations of crafts are given by National Park Service volunteers at Mabry Mill.”


Comments

  • reindeer
    reindeerover 5 years ago

    This is unbelievable, Jane! A country feast for the eyes…..

  • Thank you very much reindeer! It was a lovely autumn morning there.

    – Jane Best

  • Ray4cam
    Ray4camover 5 years ago

    Lovely Jane. Great lighting and reflection!

  • Thank you very much Ray4cam. It was a beautiful morning.

    – Jane Best

  • Ruth Lambert
    Ruth Lambertover 5 years ago

    Very unique capture Jane!!! great reflections!

  • Thank you Ruth and thanks too for your helpful history research about the mill.

    – Jane Best

  • Diane Schuster
    Diane Schusterover 5 years ago

    This is so beautiful, such fantastic color and beautiful reflections! Dee

  • Thank you very much, Dee. It was a beautiful Fall morning.I had heard that this was a popular place for photographers but had no clue what time the lighting would be best. Early morning worked well I think.

    – Jane Best

  • leslie wood
    leslie woodover 5 years ago

    This is amazing!! Just gorgeous!

  • Thank you very much Leslie. It was a lovely Autumn morning.

    – Jane Best

  • clmustin
    clmustinover 5 years ago

    Beautiful. You caught it at a great time of the day. Love the light and the reflections.

  • THank you clmustin. Before I went, I had no clue what times of day the lighting would be good but was luckily the lighting was nice at 8AM. Also, not too crowded then.

    – Jane Best

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

    Absolutly beautiful. Love the reflections and the amazing fall colors.
    Excellent capture..Jane :-)

  • Thank you VERY much Ellen. Also the Feature is a wonderful surprise and honor.

    – Jane Best

  • Janie Oliver
    Janie Oliverover 5 years ago

    beautiful capture.

  • Thank you very much, Janie. It was a lovely Autumn morning.

    – Jane Best

  • BigD
    BigDover 5 years ago

  • Thank you!! THis is a wonderful honor!

    – Jane Best

  • Rick  Friedle
    Rick Friedleover 5 years ago

    Beautiful capture!

  • Thank you very much, RickF. It was a lovely autumn morning.

    – Jane Best


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