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Flour Bin 1758

 
 
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By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
1. Flour Bin 1758 Marker
Inscription. Added to the bakery, which adjoined the bin on the northeast side, this was a secure storage place for flour supplied by the Moravians' mill (1755). This bakery supplied the town with bread unitl it was replaced by a new bakery in 1782.

"(Meeting) was held to consider defense against the Indians. A large flour bin was finished on the third, near the bakery, so that in case of need there would be an ample supply of flour on hand inside the fort. It was decided to stockade the mill and to strengthen our palisade here."
Bethabara Diary, April 7, 1758.
 
Erected by Historic Bethabara Park.
 
Location. 36° 9.31′ N, 80° 17.89′ W. Marker is in Oldtown, North Carolina, in Forsyth County. Marker can be reached from Bethabara Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located in Historic Bethabara Park. Marker is in this post office area: Winston Salem NC 27106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pottery Dependency 1756 (a few steps from this marker); The Brothers House 1755 (a few steps from this marker); Vorsteher's House 1758 (a few steps from this marker); Family House 1758
Flour Bin 1758 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
2. Flour Bin 1758 Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Bastion 1756 (within shouting distance of this marker); Pottery Shop Addition between 1763-1766 (within shouting distance of this marker); Bell House (within shouting distance of this marker); Well 1763 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oldtown.
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
Flour Bin 1758 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
3. Flour Bin 1758 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 13, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 268 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 13, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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