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Original Head Race & Water Turbine

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, July 7, 2019
1. Original Head Race & Water Turbine Marker
Inscription.  This area, now retired from mill operation, was the end of the "head race" or canal originally used to divert water from the Pequea Creek to run an "undershot" water wheel, inside the Mill in 1738.

[Captions:]
At Mill, water turns Undershot Water Wheel till 1889 then two waer turbines provide power.

This turbine made by the Christiana Iron Works replaced the old wheel in September of 1889 and continued in use till the mill stopped active commercial milling in 1928.
 
Location. 40° 0.581′ N, 76° 9.685′ W. Marker is near Ronks, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker can be reached from South Ronks Road south of South Soudersburg Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 South Ronks Road, Ronks PA 17572, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. History of Railroad Pump Cars (approx. 1.8 miles away); Strasburg Rail Road (approx. 1.9 miles away); Pennsylvania Railroad No. 7688 (was approx. 1.9 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Pennsylvania Railroad No. 3750
Original Head Race & Water Turbine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 7, 2019
2. Original Head Race & Water Turbine Marker
(was approx. 1.9 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Pennsylvania Railroad No. 460 (was approx. 1.9 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Pennsylvania Railroad No. 6755 (was approx. 1.9 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Reading Observation No. 1 (approx. 1.9 miles away); Monongahela Railway No. 67 (was approx. 1.9 miles away but has been reported missing. ). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ronks.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 10, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 10, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 10, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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