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Mingus Mill

Mingus Mill
Mingus Mill © William Britten use with permission only
Mingus Mill © William Britten use with permission only

Here’s a stop that often gets ignored among the attractions in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. From Gatlinburg, head up toward Newfound Gap, and then on down towards Cherokee. You’ll see the sign for Mingus Mill on the right, about a half-mile before you get to the Oconaluftee Visitor Center.

The mill was built in 1886 and is unusual because instead of the traditional waterwheel, the water coming down the mill race powers a cast-iron turbine.  You can watch some cornmeal being ground, and then buy a bag of it.

Please stop in and visit me to see the complete display of Smoky Mountain Photography at the William Britten Gallery in Gatlinburg, TN.

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