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St John, Virgin Islands — The Caribbean (The West Indies)
 

Horse Mill

 
 
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By Don Morfe, January 28, 2012
1. Horse Mill Marker
Inscription. When the breeze died, mules, horses or oxen plodded an endless circle in the sun while slaves fed cane to the rollers. A box at the base caught and held the juice until the factory called for more.

In the early 1900ís, after the sugar industry declined, a cattle farmer built the cookhouse on the far side of the platform.
 
Location. 18° 21.776′ N, 64° 43.825′ W. Marker is in St John, Virgin Islands. Marker is on Virgin Islands Route 20. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: St John VI 00830, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Annaberg Historic Trail (a few steps from this marker); Slave Quarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Windmill (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Boiling Room (about 400 feet away); Philanthropy in the National Park Service (approx. 4.6 miles away); Laurance Rockefeller (approx. 4.6 miles away); Establishment of Virgin Islands National Park (approx. 4.6 miles away); Arthur S. Fairchild (approx. 12.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St John.
 
More about this marker. This marker is on the grounds of the Annaberg Sugar Mill.
 
Regarding Horse Mill.

Horse Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, January 28, 2012
2. Horse Mill Marker
The Annaberg Sugar Mill is a unit of the Virgin Islands National Park
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Horse Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, January 28, 2012
3. Horse Mill Marker
Horse Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, January 28, 2012
4. Horse Mill Marker
Horse Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, January 29, 2012
5. Horse Mill Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 2, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 381 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 2, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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