Millstones

Millstones (HM28LD)

Location: Sturbridge, MA 01566 Worcester County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 6.318', W 72° 5.715'

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These millstones, made of New England granite,
were used to grind grain into meal (a fine powder)
for baking and cooking.
Millstones in a gristmill work in pairs,
like scissor blades, with the grooved surfaces
facing each other.
Grain is fed through the hole in the top stone,
which turns while the lower one is stationary.
As the sharp-edged grooves cross one another,
they shear the grain into a fine powder.
To learn more, please visit the Gristmill.
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HM NumberHM28LD
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Placed ByOld Sturbridge Village
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Date Added Monday, June 18th, 2018 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 740178 N 4665551
Decimal Degrees42.10530000, -72.09525000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 6.318', W 72° 5.715'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 6' 19.08" N, 72° 5' 42.9" W
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Area Code(s)508, 774
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd, Sturbridge MA 01566, US
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