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Title Mabry Mill Restoration Display
Date March 3, 1949
Description Photograph of display prepared for the 100th anniversary of the Department of Interior. The display shows the restoration of Mabry Mill and was held in the Patrick Henry Hotel in Roanoke, Virgina on March 3, 1949. It consists of twelve photographs illustrating the steps needed to restore Marbry Mill, starting with a before and after images at the top of the display. The remaining text paired with each photograph reads:

1. Start from Log / Adzing Axle to Size / 3. Starting Framework / 4. Axle Support / 5. Assembling Frame / 6. Cutting Rim Segments / 7. Assembling Rim Segments / 8. Installing Buckets / 9. Finishing Touches / 10. Finished Job
Location Location Name: Patrick Henry Hotel
Parkway Milepost: 121.4
Latitude: 37.268639
Longitude: -79.940944
Creator Individual Unknown
Tags Anniversaries
Mabry Mill (Va.)
Roanoke County (Va.)
Roanoke (Va.)
Water mills
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway