Cable Mill Flume

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Cable Mill Flume

Brett Dolsen June 07, 2008

Fantastic clarity,composition,colours,lighting and presentation Lisa!!
Brett #937616

Chuck S. Frizzell June 08, 2008

Nice shot, excellent narrative. #6033917

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John P. Cable Mill, Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountain National Park, USA

The mill flume was a device used by Cades Cove’s pioneers to divert water from a stream to power a mill. The water turned a large waterwheel by falling on the large paddles. The power generated by the water and wheel were very important to residents living in the cove. The grist mill was capable of grinding corn into meal, wheat into flour and more. The waterwheel was also used to power saw mills. This meant construction of buildings could take place with out the use of an entire logs, making the lumber much easier to manage.

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