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San Antonio in Bexar County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Mission Mill (and Millstone)

 
 
Mission Mill (and Millstone) Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 29, 2010
1. Mission Mill (and Millstone) Marker
Inscription.
Mills were used to grind grain such as corn or wheat into meal or flour for use as food. The grain was poured into the hopper which funneled it through the eye in the top millstone. Water drove the waterwheel which turned the top millstone. The top millstone (runner) turned against the stationary bottom millstone (bedstone) and ground the grain into meal or flour. Millers were able to adjust the distance between the runner and the bedstone to adjust the courseness
 
Erected by Daughters of the Republic of Texas.
 
Location. 29° 25.568′ N, 98° 29.183′ W. Marker is in San Antonio, Texas, in Bexar County. Touch for map. Marker is under the covered walkway along the east facade of the Long Barrack. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio TX 78205, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Alamo (here, next to this marker); Spanish Mission and Military Post (here, next to this marker); Clara Driscoll (a few steps from this marker); Tennessee Volunteers at the Alamo (a few steps from this marker); Ruins of the Habitations of the Friars and Indians
Mission Mill Marker and Millstone image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 29, 2010
2. Mission Mill Marker and Millstone
1805 Hospital room at right, beyond millstone.
(a few steps from this marker); Gonzales Men at the Alamo (within shouting distance of this marker); Japanese Monument to The Heroes of the Alamo (within shouting distance of this marker); The Birthplace of Freemasonry in West Texas (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Antonio.
 
Also see . . .  San Antonio Mission Communities. (Submitted on May 16, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Mission Millstone image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 29, 2010
3. Mission Millstone
Mission Millstone Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 29, 2010
4. Mission Millstone Sign
Mission Mill Drawing on Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 29, 2010
5. Mission Mill Drawing on Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 16, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 846 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 16, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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