Amish Watermill

Polly Peacock

Downingtown, United States

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Amish people and their age old culture continually fascinates me. The earliest evidence of a water-driven wheel is probably the Perachora wheel (3rd century BC), in Greece. Watermills were used to produce flour, lumber, textile production, or metal shaping (rolling, grinding or wire drawing) per Wikipedia. I find it fascinating that the Amish people are still using this ancient method to produce energy without electricity! This was an unusual roadside shot, due to the fact that most of their farms are located down dirt roads and far in the distance. It’s my guess that this watermill has been churning for many generations past and many generations yet to come!

This photograph was shot with a Canon 40D, equipped with an 18-200mm lens in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA.

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