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Rock Flour Millstone

 
 
Rock Flour Millstone Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alan M. Perrie, December 8, 2018
1. Rock Flour Millstone Marker
Inscription.  
The Rock Flour Mill, which stood near here in the late 1800’s,
used waterpower from the creek to turn large stone wheels
that ground wheat into flour.

Water-powered gristmills have been in use since the time of the
Roman Empire.

 
Erected by Golden History.org.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
 
Location. 39° 45.361′ N, 105° 13.462′ W. Marker is in Golden, Colorado, in Jefferson County. The marker is found on the Clear Creek Trail 0.1 mile west of Washington Ave and in back of the Golden History Museum. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Golden CO 80401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Down by the Old Mill Stream (within shouting distance of this marker); Castle Rock (within shouting distance of this marker); Colorado National Guard Armory (within shouting distance of this marker); First Resident/Agriculturalist (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Golden Alarm Bell
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(about 500 feet away); Early History of Clear Creek (about 500 feet away); Settlement of Clear Creek Valley (about 500 feet away); Gold in Clear Creek (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Golden.
 
Also see . . .
1. Millstone (Wikipedia). (Submitted on December 15, 2018, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
2. Rock Flour Millstone. (Submitted on December 15, 2018, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
 
The millstone for the Rock Flour Mill. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alan M. Perrie, December 8, 2018
2. The millstone for the Rock Flour Mill.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 15, 2018. It was originally submitted on December 15, 2018, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 193 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 15, 2018, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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