Yate’s Mill in Raleigh is a fine example of a 18th century water powered grist mill, and Murray’s Mill in Catawba County, North Carolina is an equally well preserved late 19th and early 20th century example. Built in 1913 by John Murray, whose father, William, had operated a mill on the site since 1883, Murray’s Mill is a combination of water powered stones for grinding corn and roller mills for grinding flour. The equipment is almost completely intact from the day it ceased operation in 1967. Next door to the mill and part of the Murray’s Mill Historic District, is the Murray and Minges General Store run by John’s brother Oley. For more info on these historic structures, go to http://www.catawbahistory.org/historic_murrays_mill.php.