Berry Schools' Old Mill historical marker

Collection:
Georgia Historical Markers
Title:
Berry Schools' Old Mill historical marker
Creator:
Seibert, David
Date of Original:
1996/2014
Subject:
Historical markers--Georgia--Floyd County
Mills and mill-work--Georgia--Rome
Water-wheels--Georgia--Rome
Location:
United States, Georgia, Floyd County, Rome, 34.25704, -85.16467
Medium:
photographs
Type:
StillImage
Format:
image/jpeg
Description:
Location: Located at the mill on the Berry College campus in Rome
Text of marker: "Berry Schools' Old Mill. From the mill's construction in 1930, students under the supervision of a miller used the Old Mill to produce corn meal and food stuffs for the Berry Schools. The Republic Mining and Manufacturing Company donated the iron hub, while students built the water wheel. At 42 feet in diameter, this is one of the nation's largest overshot waterwheels. Berry's reservoir lake supplies water to the wheel. Gravity pushes water up the stone column and over the wheel, turning it. The Old Mill has been preserved as a testament to the practical training Martha Berry incorporated into her schools. 2002.6 Erected by The Georgia Historical Society and Berry College 57.3"
Metadata URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_ghm_berry-schools-old-mill
Digital Object URL:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/do:dlg_ghm_berry-schools-old-mill
Rights Holder:
Please contact markers@davidseibert.com about commercial reproduction and use
Holding Institution:
Digital Library of Georgia
Rights:

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