Three Forks in Gallatin County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
Thomas-Frederick Flour Mill
Scattered about this area are the remnants of theÖ
The Thomas-Frederick Mill was one of two built in the Gallatin Valley during the 1860ís to process locally-grown grains and to guarantee a reliable supply of flour and meal. Flour from here was freighted regularly to the gold camps of Helena, Bannack and Virginia City. The Mill was often forced to shut down in the winter when the Madison River, its source of power, froze over.
Typical Water Mill Operation
(Top) bucket elevator lifts grain to crib at center and screw-driven conveyor moves it horizontally to the hopper at right. Grain is chuted to grinders (center). After it is milled, flour flows to bin (bottom). Power for automation comes from rotating wheel in stream (lower right).
Location. 45° 55.216′ N, 111° 30.032′ W. Marker is in Three Forks, Montana, in Gallatin County. Marker can be reached from Trident Road. Touch for map. Marker is located within the Missouri Headwaters State Park, along the banks of the Madison River. Marker is in this post office area: Three Forks MT 59752, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Log Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); Colterís Run (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct Gallatin City Hotel - 1868 (about 700 feet away); Jeffersonís Instructions to Lewis and Clark (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Naming of a River (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lewis and Clark reach the Headwaters (approx. half a mile away); Missouri River Headwaters (approx. 1.7 miles away); Gallatin City (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Three Forks.
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