PHOTOS OF THE MILL WORKSHOPS AND RESTORATION PROGRESS
This photo was taken just prior to initial restoration.
The 2004 workshop crew
View of mill after the 2004 workshop.
Notice the new posts and beams.
Mill with new logo sign out front.
The new East side as a result of the 2005 Workshop.
The crew of the 2006 Workshop
Jeff Finch beginning siding construction
Expert Jeff Finch, and volunteer Ben Fishback install siding
The flume supports
Flume supports: Another view
The mill after the 2006 Workshop
Results of 2006 Workshop showing the flume towers
At the mill during the Cold Mountain Heritage Tour of 2006
Workday Oct. 21, 2006...lifting a flume tower.
Working on the East siding.
The old wheel on its way down 5/9/07
The old wheel down
NEW WHEEL INSTALLATION June 22, 2007
New Wheel Arrives
Just Prior To Installation (notice the spokes on the creek bank and the bucket bundle)
New Wheel Installed
Here is the crew that installed the new wheel:
Ken Walton, John Lovett (Millwright), Jim King, Lou Mogavero, Kevin Redding and Tim Timbes.
Not pictured, but helped with the installation: Jimmy High, Jerry Donahoe, Alan Lenk, Mike McDonald, Rich Byers
During the three day installation, lunch was provided by: Dorothy Francis, Barbara McDonald, Bennedene Walton, Celia and Louie Miles, Lori R and Tanna Timbes.
New Flume, Porch, Stage and Dam August and September 2007
SEE PAGE ONE OF PHOTOS FOR THE HISTORIC EVENT OF NEW WHEEL TURNING: click here
GETTING THE MILL READY FOR GRINDING APRIL 2008
John Lovett, the millwright
John sharpening a millstone
The mill's interior
The sifter, restored by John
The YES CAMP ( Youth for Environmental Stewardship) visited the Francis Grist Mill on June 18 2012. The camp is sponsored by Haywood County Soil and Water.
Pictured are Mark Ethridge and students.
PHOTOS OF THE 2013 MUSIC AT THE MILL CELEBRATING ITS INCLUSION ON THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES
The corn hole game was popular
The sign says it all
The Frog Level Philharmonic
The Whitewater Bluegrass Company
J.C. Welcomes arrivals
Photos by Mike McDonald with the following exceptions:
Thanks to HCN for use of photos from their site.
Also a big thanks to Tanna Timbes for the historical photos, and Celia Miles for the 2006 Workshop completion photo.