Mill Wheel by Gary L   Suddath

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In order to use the corn or grains for baking they had to be ground into flour. This could be done by mortar and pestle but is very time consuming using this method. Man as far back as the 1st B.C. has used hydropower to help speed up this process. The use of this power came to be known as gristmills.
A water wheel consists of a large wooden or metal wheel, with a number of blades or buckets arranged on the outside rim forming the driving surface. Most commonly, the wheel is mounted vertically. Water turns the wheel then gears and ultimately the grinding stones. They are many verities of this method.
The wheel here at the John Cable Mill in Cades Cove is known as an overshot type. This gets its name from water running over the top of the wheel. This mill wasn’t the 1st in Cades Cove but by 1870 the population was large enough to support another.

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Comments

  • Mar Silva
    Mar Silvaover 6 years ago

    I love the history with your images. And the poetry with your others.
    This is beautifully captured. I would love to live like this. A very simple, peaceful life.
    It would be hard work but most worth it :)

  • JohnMWright
    JohnMWrightover 6 years ago

    I agree, I really enjoy reading your short histories with the images. I like shadow play in this one.

  • Krys Bailey
    Krys Baileyover 6 years ago

    How quaint and lovely, Gary – love the composition and your narrative makes the photo so much more relevant!

  • cdwork
    cdworkover 6 years ago

    Great view- Love the dappled light

  • midzing
    midzingover 6 years ago

    wonderful shot Gary, and I love the history behind it,,, well done

  • AnnieG
    AnnieGover 6 years ago

    I completely bombed taking a shot of this while we were all there. You nailed it-lighting, composition and detail.

  • Danielle Davenport
    Danielle Daven...over 6 years ago

    Im always fascinated with items from the past. I think its wonderful that you actually know so much about its history as well.. nicely done Gary!

  • Winona Sharp
    Winona Sharpover 6 years ago

    Beautiful capture and lighting. Love the history. (FAV)

  • Seth  Weaver
    Seth Weaverover 6 years ago

    Wonderful photo Gary. Great composition and colors.

  • Antanas
    Antanasover 6 years ago

    perfect exposure

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