Echoes of Millstones
—Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park, National Park Service —Baking bread, frying cornbead and eating "stick to your ribs" oatmeal, all have one thing in common; their ingredients started out at a grist mill. Decades before the sounds of lockhorns and mule hooves clopping by, mills were popping up along the Potomac River and the early Patowmack Canal that skirted Little Falls. The area in front of you was occupied by the grist mill, built and operated by Abner Cloud in 1801. Water supplied to this mill came from the Patowmack Company Skirting Canal.
|Series||This marker is part of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal series|
|Placed By||National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 at 10:01pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 317750 N 4309951|
|Decimal Degrees||38.91956667, -77.10221667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 55.174', W 77° 6.133'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 55' 10.44" N, 77° 6' 7.98" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||202, 703|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near Capital Crescent Trail, Washington DC 20016, US|
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