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Milton in Santa Rosa County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Elliott’s Flume

Arcadia Mill Archaeological Site

 
 
Elliott’s Flume Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, June 20, 2020
1. Elliott’s Flume Marker
Inscription.  
During the 1880’s, Charles Elliott was contracted to repair and extend an existing log flume that passed through Arcadia. Subsequently, Elliot’s flume connected the pine forest of northern Santa Rosa County to the steam powered mill complex along the Blackwater River in Baghdad. Elliot cleaned out the existing 16-mile Arcadia flume and extended it approximately three miles to the mouth of Pond Creek. Measuring about three feet wide and four to six feet deep, Elliott’s flume was supported by pilings that are still visible today. Boards lined the bottom and sides of the flume to ensure smooth travel of timber. Felled logs were floated down the flume in groups connected by chains called timber-dogs.
 
Erected by University of West Florida Historic Trust.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyHorticulture & ForestryIndustry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 30° 36.886′ N, 87° 5.015′ W. Marker is in Milton, Florida, in
Elliott’s Flume Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, June 20, 2020
2. Elliott’s Flume Marker
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Santa Rosa County. Marker can be reached from Mill Pond Lane 0.1 miles from Juan De Laurua Court. Marker located within the Arcadia Mill Archaeological Site. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5709 Mill Pond Lane, Milton FL 32583, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Arcadia Dam (within shouting distance of this marker); Arcadia Dam and Water Works (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Arcadia Community (about 500 feet away); Arcadia Mill (about 600 feet away); Existing Foundations: Sawmill and Textile Mill (about 600 feet away); The Millrace (about 600 feet away); Plunge Pool (about 700 feet away); Arcadia’s Cotton Textile Mill (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milton.
 
Also see . . .  Explore Arcadia Mill. Historic Pensacola (Submitted on July 15, 2020.) 
 
Photo Insert : (top center) Loggers moving logs through the flume image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, June 20, 2020
3. Photo Insert : (top center) Loggers moving logs through the flume
Photo Insert: (left )Work of the “Timber Dogs” image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, June 20, 2020
4. Photo Insert: (left )Work of the “Timber Dogs”
Timber dogs were hammered into logs and rope looped through the rings to the logs together as they were floated down the waterways.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 14, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 48 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 14, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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