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PHOTOS OF THE MILL WORKSHOPS AND RESTORATION PROGRESS



This photo was taken just prior to initial restoration.


The 2004 workshop crew


View of mill after the 2004 workshop.
Notice the new posts and beams.


Mill with new logo sign out front.


2005 WORKSHOP


The new East side as a result of the 2005 Workshop.


2006 WORKSHOP


The crew of the 2006 Workshop

Jeff Finch beginning siding construction

Expert Jeff Finch, and volunteer Ben Fishback install siding

The flume supports

Flume supports: Another view

The mill after the 2006 Workshop

Results of 2006 Workshop showing the flume towers

At the mill during the Cold Mountain Heritage Tour of 2006

Workday Oct. 21, 2006...lifting a flume tower.

Working on the East siding.


The old wheel on its way down 5/9/07

The old wheel down


NEW WHEEL INSTALLATION June 22, 2007


New Wheel Arrives

Just Prior To Installation (notice the spokes on the creek bank and the bucket bundle)


New Wheel Installed

Here is the crew that installed the new wheel:
Ken Walton, John Lovett (Millwright), Jim King, Lou Mogavero, Kevin Redding and Tim Timbes.
Not pictured, but helped with the installation: Jimmy High, Jerry Donahoe, Alan Lenk, Mike McDonald, Rich Byers
During the three day installation, lunch was provided by: Dorothy Francis, Barbara McDonald, Bennedene Walton, Celia and Louie Miles, Lori R and Tanna Timbes.


New Flume, Porch, Stage and Dam August and September 2007



SEE PAGE ONE OF PHOTOS FOR THE HISTORIC EVENT OF NEW WHEEL TURNING: click here
GETTING THE MILL READY FOR GRINDING APRIL 2008


John Lovett, the millwright

John sharpening a millstone

The mill's interior

The sifter, restored by John



The YES CAMP ( Youth for Environmental Stewardship) visited the Francis Grist Mill on June 18 2012. The camp is sponsored by Haywood County Soil and Water.
Pictured are Mark Ethridge and students.

PHOTOS OF THE 2013 MUSIC AT THE MILL CELEBRATING ITS INCLUSION ON THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES



The corn hole game was popular

The sign says it all

The Frog Level Philharmonic

The Whitewater Bluegrass Company

J.C. Welcomes arrivals

Photos by Mike McDonald with the following exceptions:
Thanks to HCN for use of photos from their site.
Also a big thanks to Tanna Timbes for the historical photos, and Celia Miles for the 2006 Workshop completion photo.


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