Tuesday, April 25, 2017

One more stop in Ohio

I have one more thing to share from our trip to see Cheryl in Ohio.  Fairly close to their home is an old mill named the Bears Mill.  We stopped for a short time on Saturday morning.

It was established in 1830, and the current building was built in 1848 by Gabriel Baer, who it is named after, but somewhere the letters were flipped, and it became Bears Mill.  He was an accomplished miller from Pennsylvania.  This is one of only a few functioning gristmills left in Ohio.


The wood siding on this building is the original walnut wood, put on in 1849.



This old truck sits in front of the building and adds to the charm.




This is one of the original old mill stones. There are 3 on the property.



The 4 story building is filled with antique milling equipment, along with other antiques from the time.


The old staircases led to several floors of interesting items.



 The old floors were quite uneven!



I love the view of the stream from this 3rd story window.


 These are some of the old bags they used for corn meal and flour.



They even have an old wagon.


More antique milling equipment.



 The property the mill sits on is beautiful, with this stream that is used to power the mill.



The flowering trees around the mill were so pretty!  It was a very enjoyable stop. If you're in the area, I recommend it!

14 comments:

LL Cool Joe said...

Wow I can't believe that the walnut wood on the outside is the original! I assume the weather there is mild if it's survived this long.

Mildred said...

That is a beautiful, old mill and with the trees blooming, your photos are especially nice. Wishing you a good day.

BCAUSEHELIVES.blogspot.com said...

What a fun and interesting day when you visited the old mill. Thanks for sharing the pictures. Have a nice Wednesday.

Arlene Grimm said...

The mill reminds me of one at Cades Cove in the Smokies. It is hard to believe how much manual labor went into making food in the olden days.

Changes in the wind said...

What a beautiful place...thanks for sharing.

Dianna said...

What a beautiful area and what treasures they have in some of the original things used there in the mill. It is amazing to me that it is still a working mill.

I wonder if the Baer family lineage would go back to the German spelling of Behr...yeah, I'm one of those people who think of things like that. Of course, just having recently watched Little Women
could have something to do with it. wink

Cherdecor said...

We have passed by this mill many times and have never stopped to see it. It just goes to show that people from out of the area see things that we who live here take for granted.....like people here in town didn't know about the bridge you were asking about. Thanks for posting the pictures of the inside of the mill. The mill is in a beautiful setting.

Ceil said...

Hi Mari! What part of Ohio is this? I don't know too much about that state, but my daughter went to the University of Dayton, so I know that area.
I love walking through historic sites like this. It's fun to imagine all the people who worked there, and made it a growing place to be. Those millstones are amazing...it gives life to the phrase "a millstone around his neck". That would be horrid!

Thanks for sharing your travels!
Ceil

Kerin said...

Amazing pics! I would love to see those places in person, one day.
Thanks so much for sharing!

I've been MIA for so long now, and I finally did a post just to explain a bit about what has been happening around here.
I look forward to catching up on your posts and seeing what you've been up to.

~Smiles :)
~K.

Jenny said...

Fabulous. Those flowering trees! Wonderful photos, Mari. xoxo

Sally said...

Such an amazing place; I'm so glad y'all were able to visit! My oldest brother was born in Columbus, Ohio and our dad was raised across the river in Wickliffe, Kentucky. :)

xoxo

P.S Where's your wordless Wednesday? Just wondering, and hoping all is well. xoxo

Terri D said...

Beautiful. I love running into places like this, even through photos and someone else's stories. Thanks for sharing!

Karen said...

I've enjoyed reading about your trip! It's great that you and your sisters could spend a few days together, and Cheryl sounds like a sweetheart.

Laura said...

Cool! Looks like a fun place to visit!