Mabry Mill Video

I was reading through my email this morning and saw a link to video from Dan Traveling. From that link I went to this video about Mabry Mill

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If you are not familiar with Mabry Mill, here’s what Wikipedia has to say…

Mabry Mill is a watermill located at milepost 176.2 of Blue Ridge Parkway in Floyd County, Virginia. It is a tourist attraction mainly for the picturesque views of the mill itself. A short trail around the mill connects historical exhibits about life in rural Virginia. The trail allows visitors to view the gristmill, sawmill, and blacksmith shop.

Mabry Mill was built by Edwin Boston Mabry E.B. Mabry. E.B. Mabry returned to Floyd County in 1903 and began the construction of the mill. It was first a blacksmith and wheelwright shop, then became a sawmill. By 1905 it was in operation as a gristmill. By 1910 the front part of the mill was completed and included a lathe for turning out wheel hubs, a tongue and groove lathe, a planer and a jig-saw. Between 1905 and 1914 E.B. Mabry bought adjacent tracts of land, mostly for the purpose of acquiring more water power.

During peak seasons, demonstrations of crafts are given by National Park Service volunteers at Mabry Mill.

via Mabry Mill – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Elizabeth Hunter had this to say about the original owners of the mill in Blue Ridge Country in July of 2004…

…Or, Giving Lizzie Mabry Her Due

About 3 million people a year visit the beautiful spot at Blue Ridge Parkway milepost 176.2, where nearly 100 years ago a strong, hard-working couple came to live and make themselves a life on the land. These days at Mabry Mill there’s not much evidence of Ed and Lizzie Mabry, who were both born soon after the Civil War.

via The Mabrys of Mabry Mill – Favorite Articles – Archive.

I took this shot when Sherry and I were in Virginia in the fall of 2010…

Mabry Mill


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