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|August 21, 1957
|Image of a bark mill in the Mabry Mill area near milepost 176.1, section 1T of the Blue Ridge Parkway. A bark mill is used for grinding or cutting barks of trees to form tanbark. The mill was designed to be powered by a horse or mule, that is then hitched to a pole. When the animal walks in circles, it powers the mill. There is a faint walkway in front of the mill. Image taken from the National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway Headquarters. Photographed by Earl W. Estes on August 21, 1957.
Location Name: Mabry Mill (Va.)
Parkway Milepost: 176.1
|Earl W. Estes, Jr.
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Mabry Mill (Va.)
|Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway