Thursday, November 30, 2006

Pigeon Forge Mill - Tennessee

The Old Mill at Pigeon Forge is one of the most photographed mills in the country. It is located north of the Smokey Mountain National Park and one block east of the main road in Pigeon Forge. The mill has a unique breast shot water wheel design. On most breast shot mills the water strikes the wheel from the front side. At Pigeon Forge the water strikes the wheel from the backside. The water for the mill is stored behind a dam, to provide both elevation and storage capacity. During the summer months water will not flow over the dam during low water times. These photographs were taken in the fall. For a map

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