Way to the Mill

Way to the Mill (HMNHT)

Location: Brookline, MO 65619 Greene County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 6.929', W 93° 24.43'

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Wilson's Creek

Many before you... have traveled the path to the mill. Although our reasons have changed, the way to the mill has always been popular.

In the days before supermarkets and, pre-packaged "ready-made" foods, families depended on small mills such as Mr. Gibson's. Here, their grain was ground into flour and meal, ingredients for many cooking needs. Historical evidence indicates that the Gibson mill was also a wool carding mill preparing the woolen fibers for future spinning and weaving. From miles around farmers and wagons would gather at the mill. Political discussions, weather forecasts and talltales would fill the air as each party waited their turn beside the large creaking water wheel.

The coming of railroads, grain elevators, and large steam powered roller mills signaled the beginning of the end for mills like the Gibson's. Yet, today as we travel the path to the mill, the thought of that lost way of life can supply us with much to take back home.
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Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 11:29pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 463826 N 4107760
Decimal Degrees37.11548333, -93.40716667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 6.929', W 93° 24.43'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 6' 55.74" N, 93° 24' 25.80" W
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Area Code(s)417
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5124-5198 Gibson's Mill Trail, Brookline MO 65619, US
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