Sorghum Mill and Furnace

Sorghum Mill and Furnace (HM89S)

Location: Cherokee, NC 28719 Swain County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 30.733', W 83° 18.26'

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Sorghum cane, a corp grown on many mountainfarms, was used to produce sorghum molasses.The cane fed between the rollers of theanimal-powered cane mill, which squeezed outthe juice.The juice was then boiled over thefurnace until it turned into thick,dark,stringymolasses.Ten gallons of juice yielded about onegallon of molasses."Long sweetening,"as itwas called,was used in dozens of recipes andas syrup.
HM NumberHM89S
Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 1:04am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 291026 N 3932290
Decimal Degrees35.51221667, -83.30433333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 30.733', W 83° 18.26'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 30' 43.98" N, 83° 18' 15.60" W
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Area Code(s)828
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3265-3499 Oconaluftee River Trail, Cherokee NC 28719, US
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