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Baton Rouge in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Grist Mill

 
 
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By Cajun Scrambler, December 29, 2017
1. Grist Mill Marker
Inscription.  
Corn has, for centuries, been one of man's staple foods. Prehistoric man probably ground the corn, placed on a flat rock, with a hand held stone. This method later gave wat to the wooden mortar and pestle. During the early nineteenth century the grist mill supplanted earlier milling methods throughout much of Louisiana. While most were water propelled some mills were powered by ox, mule or horse. The museum's full scale replica of this type mill is based on one pictured in an 1898 Crowley, Louisiana newspaper. Mills of this size were usually owned by an individual who would grind his neighbors' corn for a toll (typically a portion of the farmer's corn).
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Agriculture.
 
Location. 30° 24.65′ N, 91° 6.865′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker can be reached from Essen Lane south of Interstate 10. Located on the grounds of the LSU Rural Life Museum,. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4560 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge LA 70809, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. College Grove Baptist Church (a few steps from this marker);
Grist Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cajun Scrambler
2. Grist Mill Marker
Cane Grinder (within shouting distance of this marker); Uncle Jack (within shouting distance of this marker); Split-Cypress Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); 18th Century Style Sugar House (within shouting distance of this marker); Tyrone Slave Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); Single-Pen Slave Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baton Rouge.
 
Also see . . .  Museum Website. (Submitted on February 14, 2021, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 14, 2021, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 55 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 14, 2021, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.
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