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Posts tagged Spring Mill State Park

July 13, 2009

 

Making Tracks Out of the Stone Age

Mechanization of the removal and transport of Indiana limestone ultimately transformed the skylines of New York, Chicago and Washington.

September 12, 2005

 

Beck’s Mill

Located in Washington County on Mill Creek, Beck’s Mill was built in 1808 by George Beck, Sr. It’s the only surviving mill in a county that once boasted more than sixty mills. Using just a water wheel and a turbine to propel the grinding stones, this mill was in operation until 1914, when modern roller mill operations and the urbanization of flour mills made it obsolete.

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