Friday, August 26, 2011

Valentine Mill

It Was Closed
About a year ago I purposed to go visit the Valentine Mill in Dandridge, Tennessee. I had read about this old working mill, and desired to see the mill operate and perhaps buy a few bags of fresh ground corn meal. Well, we found the mill, but learned from a nearby business that it had closed up. I got some pictures, but no corn meal.

The Front of the Mill
Old Water Wheel by the Road
The Front Door
Part of Wooden Gear over Door
Old Signs. I like the bottom one.
Old mill grinding stone in the yard
Fried Pies Sign & Lots of Junk
The Right Side of the Building.

l still would like to visit a working old fashion mill that still grinds corn. Does anyone know where I could find one in the southeast US?


Hope you have a wonderful and restful weekend. I hope to see you here on Monday.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Someone told me that it’s not the weight of the load that breaks us down, it’s how we carry it. Remember we always have help available to us when we carry the loads that life bring upon us.

Quote of the Day
Pleasure is the flower that passes;
remembrance, the lasting perfume.
~Jean de Boufflers

Joke of the Day

A woman was waiting in the checkout line at a shopping center. Her arms were laden with a mop and broom and other cleaning supplies. By her hard glances and deep sighs, it was obvious she was in hurry and not a happy camper about the slowness of the line.

When the cashier called for a price check on a box of soap, the woman remarked indignantly, "Well, I'll be lucky to get out of here and home before Christmas!"

"Don't worry, ma'am," replied the clerk. "With a good tail wind and that brand new broom you have there, you'll be home in no time."


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Dennis said...

Hi Mr. Grandaddy,
I was just watching the "Live Green Tennessee" program on the local PBS here in Memphis. The first story featured milling at Valentine - in connection with moonshine production from the milled corn. Perhaps this place isn't quite as closed as you note. I frequently sit in my lazy-boy with my laptop and lookup things that I see on TV which is how I came across your blog story. Just thought this might interest you. Regards, Dennis

Anonymous said...

Dear sir we at the mill are working full speed come down to the valentine mill we would love to have you

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