The Water Mill

The Water Mill (tmp-806e5)

Location: San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato 37720 San Miguel de Allende
Country: Mexico
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N 20° 55.159', W 100° 43.717'

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El Batán
Vestigios de lo que fue probablemente la primera obra hidráulica (ingenio) de San Miguel, a fines del siglo XVI. El agua caía del acueducto y hacía girar una rueda vertical de madera, cuyo eje se apoyaba en una estructura de piedra, generando fuerza motriz. Esta tecnología se utilize para moler granos, y para tartar lana en los obrajes textiles durante el Virreinato.English:
The Water Mill
Remaining vestiges of what probably was San Miguel's first hydraulic work (called ingenio), at the end of 16th century. Water spilled from the aqueduct spinning a vertical wooden wheel with its axis on a stone base, thus generating energy. This technology was applied to milling of seeds and also to treatment of wool at the textile factories during the Spanish rule.
HM Numbertmp-806e5
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Date Added Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 at 6:40pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14Q E 320230 N 2314186
Decimal Degrees20.91931667, -100.72861667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 20° 55.159', W 100° 43.717'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds20° 55' 9.54" N, 100° 43' 43.02" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 14 Paloma, San Miguel de Allende Guanajuato 37720, MX
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