Near Mora in Mora County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
St. Vrain Mill
St. Vrain Mill
The St. Vrain Mill is a stone, water-powered, vertical gristmill. The mill (molino de piedra in Spanish) was one of several in the Mora Valley that supplied flour and meal to nearby Fort Union in the mid-1800s. The mill was built in 1864 by Ceran St. Vrain after his wood mill in Taos burned. St. Vrain operated the mill until his death in 1870. The mill continued to supply flour and grain to Mora Valley residents until 1933. After years of neglect, rehabilitation of the mill began in 2015.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1864.
Location. 35° 58.548′ N, 105° 19.743′ W. Marker is near Mora, New Mexico, in Mora County. Marker is at the intersection of New Mexico Route 434 and 518, on the left when traveling north on State Route 434. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mora NM 87732, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Curanderas — Women Who Heal (approx. 0.4 miles away); La Cueva National Historic District La Cueva Mill (approx. 5 miles away); Strike Valleys (approx. 12 miles away).
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