Last week I was passing through Raleigh, North Carolina and I stopped by Yates Mill on Lake Wheeler Road. Yates Mill is a fully restored, and operational circa 1756 gristmill. Located in Historic Yates Mill County Park, the mill is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is the only restored operational automatic mill in North Carolina and probably the most complete, accurate, and original example in the country. Head miller William Robbins kindly showed me around and invited me back to watch the mill operate and grind corn meal, which they do every 3rd weekend of the month, March through November. For more information, go to http://www.ncsu.edu/project/yates-mill/home.htm or http://www.wakegov.com/parks/yatesmill/default.htm.
(Photographs copyright 2011 by Dan Routh0