Uncle Bob's Travels

Places I've hung out in, sometimes briefly.

The millstones

Walking down the railroad track from Delvale VA, maybe a mile, we came across these mounted millstones.  No date, no inscription, no nuffin’.  Just two smaller stones set in concrete on a rock plinth.  This is 36.81126, -82.958972.  That’s Hiking Buddy standing there for scale.  He says the topo of this area refers to a Mill Valley (that name brings back some rather unwelcome music memories…) with a small stream that flows the 50′ or so to the Powell River below.  The railroad came through here in the early 1900s, when this valley was filled to grade level.  That is all.  Interesting, though.

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