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San Marino in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The Millstones

 
 
The Millstones Marker image. Click for full size.
circa 2017
1. The Millstones Marker
Inscription. Originally located in the upper story of El Molino Viejo, these volcanic tufa millstones ground grain for the indian community of Mission San Gabriel. The stones were turned by water flowing from nearby canyons. When the mill fell into disuse, the stones disappeared. A century later they were found on the Huntington Library grounds by General George S. Patton, who, as a young boy had seen them used as blocks for mounting horses.
 
Location. 34° 7.167′ N, 118° 7.65′ W. Marker is in San Marino, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from Old Mill Road 0.2 miles east of S Oak Knoll Ave, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1120 Old Mill Rd, San Marino CA 91108, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camellia Japonica ‘California’ (approx. one mile away); The First Known Antiparticle (approx. 1.2 miles away); Throop Memorial Garden (approx. 1.2 miles away); Iris Garden (approx. 1.3 miles away); Beckman pH Meter (approx. 1.4 miles away); Watering Trough (approx. 1.7 miles away); Bovard - Wilson - Hayes House and Jail (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Mission Playhouse (approx. 1.8 miles away).
 
Regarding The Millstones.
Millstones and Marker on the patio image. Click for full size.
circa 2017
2. Millstones and Marker on the patio
They were found by General George S. Patton.
The Old Mill is open daily 1-4 except Mondays and holidays. Free admission. Park on the street and walk up the narrow driveway.

This is California Historical Landmark No 302, Old Mill (The marker was never installed).
 
Also see . . .  Old Mill Foundation website. (Submitted on January 28, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.)
 
Additional keywords. Old Mill, Historical Landmark No 302, Daughters of The American Revolution, Pasadena, Native Americans, 1816
 
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Old Mill patio and entrance image. Click for full size.
circa 2017
3. Old Mill patio and entrance
Old Mill sign facing the street image. Click for full size.
circa 2017
4. Old Mill sign facing the street
Old Mill sign near driveway image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, January 18, 2018
5. Old Mill sign near driveway
1919 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, January 18, 2018
6. 1919 Marker
This 100-year-old brass marker is on display inside the Old Mill, which was built around 1816, not 1810.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 21, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 19, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 121 times since then. Last updated on February 20, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 19, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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