0 Likes

The Old Mill Waterwheel at Berry College, Rome, Georgia 4
Georgia, USA
Constructed in 1930, the Old Mill boasts an iron hub which had originally been of service at Hermitage, an early manufacturing community near the Shannon village between Rome and Calhoun, Georgia, and was a gift to Berry from The Republic Mining (bauxite) and Manufacturing Company. Henry Ford had the hub moved to Berry where the wheel was rebuilt. The wooden overshot waterwheel, considered one of the largest in the world at 42 feet in diameter, was constructed by student workers. For many years, the mill was operated by Mr. Green Berry Goodson, a white-bearded miller who ground Berry-grown corn into meal and grits. Water is piped directly from Berry's reservoir lake to the wheel. Once primed, the force of gravity is strong enough to push the water up the stone column, and over the wheel, causing it to turn. During 1977 the wheel was completely rebuilt as a cooperative project involving Berry students, staff, alumni, and friends, and was dedicated to the memory of Mr. Gordon Keown on June 3, 1978. Mr. Keown was an alumnus of Berry, a long-time staff member and acting director of the Berry Schools from 1942-1944. During 1985, physical plant staff and student volunteers restored the mechanism and made grinding of corn meal once again possible. The Old Mill is operated on special occasions such as Mountain Day. When available, the Oak Hill Gift Shop sells cornmeal ground at the Old Mill.
Copyright: James Womack
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 4000x2000
Uploaded: 21/06/2012
Updated: 21/07/2014
Views:

...


Tags: old mill; berry college; rome; ga; georgia; waterwheel
comments powered by Disqus

James Womack
The Frost Chapel at Berry College, Rome, Georgia 9
James Womack
The Frost Chapel at Berry College, Rome, Georgia 10
James Womack
The Frost Chapel at Berry College, Rome, Georgia 11
James Womack
The Frost Chapel at Berry College, Rome, Georgia 12
James Womack
The Frost Chapel at Berry College, Rome, Georgia 14
James Womack
The Old Mill Waterwheel at Berry College, Rome, Georgia
James Womack
The Frost Chapel at Berry College, Rome, Georgia
James Womack
The Frost Chapel at Berry College, Rome, Georgia 2
James Womack
The Frost Chapel at Berry College, Rome, Georgia 3
James Womack
The Frost Chapel at Berry College, Rome, Georgia 4
James Womack
The Old Mill Waterwheel at Berry College, Rome, Georgia 5
James Womack
The Barnwell Chapel, Berry College, Rome, Georgia 3
Marek Lomnicky
High Tatras - Polsky hreben
Kudo Kenji Photograph
Crystal Serenity & Queen Elizabeth at Corfu-Κέρκυρα
Martin Broomfield
Fishermen, Kilindoni, Mafia Island, Tanzania
Majeed Panahee joo
Nobico Co Ali Sakhi Neda Naraghi Nobico Designing And Consulting Group Kashan 04
jacky cheng
2012-Chengdu - wangjiang Park-15
Henrik Fessler
The Milky Way Over Rakow Mecklenburg Germany
Paul Linden
Mystical Black Forest Germany
Matteo Brunoro
Forcella Val del Drap
Thorsten von Eicken
Toroweap Overlook on the Grand Canyon North Rim facing east
Uwe Wieteck
Maxh tte die turbinenhalle im kraftwerk
fkaxc2002
Lotus Trail
Marek Lomnicky
Matterhorn from under the Hörnli ridge
James Womack
Balcony at Wildwood Baptist Church, Acworth, Georgia 11
James Womack
The Marietta Aviation Museum 13
James Womack
The Cathedral Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi, Santa Fe, New Mexico 12
James Womack
Front Porch of Brumby Hall and Gardens, Marietta, Georgia
James Womack
Henderson Village Resort, Perry, Georgia USA 3
James Womack
Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, Georgia 12
James Womack
The Mill at Life University
James Womack
The Frost Chapel at Berry College, Rome, Georgia 2
James Womack
The Riverwalk, San Antonio, Texas 5
James Womack
The Riverwalk, San Antonio, Texas 2
James Womack
The Mable House Amphitheatre
James Womack
Home Under Construction in Santa Fe, New Mexico
More About USA

The United States is one of the most diverse countries on earth, jam packed full of amazing sights from St. Patrick's cathedral in New York to Mount Hollywood California.The Northeast region is where it all started. Thirteen British colonies fought the American Revolution from here and won their independence in the first successful colonial rebellion in history. Take a look at these rolling hills carpeted with foliage along the Hudson river here, north of New York City.The American south is known for its polite people and slow pace of life. Probably they move slowly because it's so hot. Southerners tend not to trust people from "up north" because they talk too fast. Here's a cemetery in Georgia where you can find graves of soldiers from the Civil War.The West Coast is sort of like another country that exists to make the east coast jealous. California is full of nothing but grizzly old miners digging for gold, a few gangster rappers, and then actors. That is to say, the West Coast functions as the imagination of the US, like a weird little brother who teases everybody then gets famous for making freaky art.The central part of the country is flat farmland all the way over to the Rocky Mountains. Up in the northwest corner you can find creative people in places like Portland and Seattle, along with awesome snowboarding and good beer. Text by Steve Smith.