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Grist mill
Grist mill
At a grist mill in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, water flows over the mill wheel. A grist mill is a building where corn or grain is ground into cornmeal or flour. The power of the water causes the mill wheel to turn, which in turn causes a pair...
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Water mill in Nepal
Water mill in Nepal
On the trail between Ghorepaani and Taatopaani, Nepal, water splashes out from under the grinder of a water mill. The mill house has a bamboo roof and bamboo walls. Water grinders, or Panni Ghatta, are an important innovation in mountain technology...
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A water-powered mill
A water-powered mill
On the trail between from Ghorepaani and Taatopaani, Nepal, a water-powered stone grinder -- or mill -- spins above the grain collector. Water mills, called Paani Ghatta in Nepal, are an important innovation in mountain agriculture. Water is channeled...
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A woman milling corn flour
A woman milling corn flour
On the trail between Ghorepaani and Taatopaani, Nepal, a woman sits in front of a water mill. Grain is poured into the top of the mill and ground at the bottom between the stone disks. These mills are run by directing a volume of water on a shaft which propels...
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Cypress-gum swamp
In Forests and fires: The longleaf pine savanna, page 19
Figure 18 shows a more typical example of the habitat of cypress trees, a cypress-gum swamp. This particular swamp developed in an abandoned mill pond in Camp Lejeune, and the water level was once much higher than that shown here. The dike that formed the...
By Dirk Frankenberg.
Historic Bost Grist Mill
This working grist mill will transport students back to the 1800s and shows how people lived and worked in that time. Originally powered by water, the mill is operated by tractor with a belt and pulley today.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Gasoline-powered grain mill
Gasoline-powered grain mill
A gasoline-powered grain mill seen en route from Naudanda to Birethanti, Nepal. A man, probably the mill-runner, is sitting at the other end of the machine, with a patterned dhaka cap worn askew on his head. Machine powered mills are evidence of modernization...
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Old Mill Stream Nursery Nature Adventures
This 70 acre nursery and preserve provides nature adventure field trips for students in grades K through 5. Each adventure program correlates with the North Carolina Standard Course of Study.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Historic Yates Mill County Park
The centerpiece of this 574-acre historical and environmental park is Yates Mill - Wake County's last remaining gristmill.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Life in the mill villages
In North Carolina in the New South, page 3.3
By 1900, more than nine-tenths of textile workers lived in villages owned by the companies that employed them. Mill villages included stores, churches, and schools, but workers found ways to avoid too much dependence on their employers.
Format: article
By James Leloudis and Kathryn Walbert.
Mill villages
In North Carolina in the New South, page 3.4
In North Carolina History: A Sampler, page 7.4
Excerpt from D. A. Tompkins' 1899 textbook for cotton mill owners, explaining rationale and design for millworkers' housing. Includes photographs, plans, and historical commentary.
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SciWorks Science Center and Environmental Park of Forsyth County
Whether it is biology, geology, physics, or health science, "it is fun to learn about science at SciWorks!"
Format: article/field trip opportunity
October 18 - October 22, 1753
In Diary of a journey of Moravians, page 4
Oct. 18. We rose at three; Br. Nathanael held morning prayer. Br. Gottlob reminded us that this was the birthday of our beloved Johannes. The Brn. Gottlob, Haberland and J. Lösch went ahead to Friedrichtown to order...
Format: diary/primary source
November 2 - November 5, 1753
In Diary of a journey of Moravians, page 7
Nov. 2. As these diary entries illustrate, covered wagon travel presented countless difficulties. We rose early, having slept little because the smoke troubled us all night. At day-break...
Format: diary/primary source
Rhyming with Jack and Jill
In Mother Goose in use: Rhymes that teach, page 4
In this kindergarten lesson plan, students develop phonemic awareness by completing rhyming riddles.
Format: lesson plan (grade K English Language Arts and Healthful Living)
By Lisa Wright.
October 13 - October 17, 1753
In Diary of a journey of Moravians, page 3
Oct. 13. The Susquehanna River at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, referred to in the diary as "Harrison's Ferry." After eating some broth we set out on our journey. The Brn. Grube and Lösch...
Format: diary/primary source
Hand-grinder in operation
Hand-grinder in operation
Jas, a trekking guide, demonstrates the use of a hand grinder. The grinder is a very simple apparatus consisting of two parts: a spindle which is fixed to the floor, and a heavy stone disk which is fitted over the spindle by a hole in the center. The stone...
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Eno River State Park
Students will learn about the plants and animals found in Eno River State Park as well as the importance of water quality and stewardship to their local watershed.
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Idol’s Dam and Power Plant
In North Carolina in the early 20th century, page 1.3
Though electricity first arrived in Winston and Salem in 1887, it was the development of Idol's Dam and Power Plant a decade later that truly moved the towns forward in terms of productivity and industrial development.
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October 28 - November 1, 1753
In Diary of a journey of Moravians, page 6
Oct. 28. This historical marker stands along the route of the Great Wagon Road. We rose early to continue our journey. One of our horses was sick. After a mile and a half we bought...
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