Old Stones - Mexico, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 39° 10.085 W 091° 53.368
15S E 595936 N 4336016
Quick Description: Not sure which mill, and the caretaker inside did not known either
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 12/21/2014 7:12:23 AM
Waymark Code: WMN3QT
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Geo Ferret
Views: 3

Long Description:

County of marker: Audrain County
Location of marker: 501 S. Muldrow St. (Ross House Museum, Mexico
Marker erected by: Audrain County Historical Society

Marker text:
OLD STONES
Acquired
1973   Indian Mortar (Grist) Stone   c. 1700-1800
1960   Granite Millstones used in first Audrain County mill 1850

"Millstones, mounted on the lawn near the visitor's parking on the south side of the Ross House, which were used in Audrain County's first grist-mill built in the 1850's. Near the millstones is also a more primitive grindstone of aboriginal origin." ~ NRHP nomination form for Ross House

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History of Mark:
In 1831 an old fashioned horse mill was built by John C. Martin, one and a quarter miles north-west of Mexico. This was the pioneer mill of this part of the county, and although it was inadequate to the demand, it was kept busy many years, from early dawn until some­times late at night, grinding the small grists of corn which were ever in constant waiting.


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