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Golden in Jefferson County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Down by the Old Mill Stream

 
 
Down by the Old Mill Stream Marker image. Click for full size.
By Charles T. Harrell, July 4, 2011
1. Down by the Old Mill Stream Marker
Inscription. Golden had a variety of businesses and industries in operation during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Among these were four flour mills-the Rock Mill, the Brick Mill, the Binder Mill, and the Golden Mill. Mill races, or ditches dug from Clear Creek channeled water to turn grinding wheels like this one for the mills to operate. Golden’s mills served the surrounding communities for nearly 100 years.

This stone is thought to be the grinding wheel from the Rock Flour Mill, donated by the Barber Family.

Picture captions: The Rock Flour Mill located at 9th St. and Cheyenne Ave. The Golden Milling Co., presently the Golden Mill Feed Store.
 
Location. 39° 45.372′ N, 105° 13.472′ W. Marker is in Golden, Colorado, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from Cheyenne Street. Click for map. Marker is near Clear Creek between Washington Ave. and Cheyenne Street. Marker is in this post office area: Golden CO 80401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Resident/Agriculturalist (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Golden Alarm Bell (about 500 feet away); Early History of Clear Creek (about 500 feet away); Settlement of Clear Creek Valley

Mill Stone image. Click for full size.
By Charles T. Harrell, July 4, 2011
2. Mill Stone
(about 500 feet away); Gold in Clear Creek (about 500 feet away); Farming (about 500 feet away); Tourism (about 500 feet away); Billy Drew Bridge (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Golden.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 436 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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