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Near Luray in Page County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Millstone

Grist = Grain

 
 
Millstone Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), October 31, 2020
1. Millstone Marker
Inscription.  
This millstone was found in the forest a short distance from here.

It appears to have cracked under the shock of many hammer blows.

When used in a grist mill it would have ground grain for hot bread and buckwheat cakes.

Millstones work in sets of two and are carefully balanced so that they are almost touching. As the mill begins the two turning millstones create a scissor-like cutting action when the grooves of the millstone cross each other.

Once the grain is ground into meal, it flows into the top of a chute or meal-sprout to be bagged.
 
Erected by Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 38° 38.395′ N, 78° 36.711′ W. Marker is near Luray, Virginia, in Page County. Marker can be reached from Lee Highway, 0.1 miles east of Crisman Hollow Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9531 Lee Highway, Luray VA 22835, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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are within walking distance of this marker. Eastern Redbud (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chestnut Oak (about 300 feet away); The Tea Tree (about 500 feet away); Pignut Hickory (about 600 feet away); You Are Invited (about 700 feet away); Downy Serviceberry (about 800 feet away); Flowering Dogwood (approx. 0.2 miles away); History Marches Forward (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Luray.
 
Millstone and its marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), October 31, 2020
2. Millstone and its marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 1, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 122 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 1, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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