In the bowels of the grist mill
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Longfellow Wayside Inn in Sudbury, Massachusetts, USA
Some interesting history:
The Wayside Inn Grist Mill is the first working mill to be built as a museum. Commissioned by Henry Ford and designed by renowned hydraulic engineer J.B. Campbell of Philadelphia, work on the Mill began in 1924 by local workmen preparing the waterway from Grist Mill Pond.
In 1952, the Mill began full operations again. Under a lease arrangement with the Inn, Pepperidge Farm provided a full-time Miller to produce stone-ground whole wheat flour for the company’s products. The Wayside Inn Grist Mill shipped out its entire output to Pepperidge Farm plants
The Mill produced flour for King Arthur Flour Company from 1967 to 1969. In 1969, the Inn began to operate the Mill, hiring its own full-time Miller. The Grist Mill currently produces 5–15 tons of flour per year (depending on demand) which is used in the restaurant’s baked goods and is sold in the Inn Gift Shop.
For more history, go to http://www.wayside.org/history/gristmill
Also by Tomma Henckel
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