Monday, March 30, 2009

Sam Colter Mill & Farm

The Sam Colter Mill and Farmstead lies just south of Melbourne. Mr. Colter ran one of the last operating Grist-Mills in the county out of a little mill-house on his farm. He ground corn for people all around the area using his belt-driven mill which was powered by an old pick-up truck motor. A steam-powered saw-mill once stood near the home and provided the lumber to build the house and out-buildings.

The home was built in 1877.

Vintage photos used by kind permission of the Sartin Family.

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