Old millstones relax in retirement at Mabry Mill, Virginia on the Blue Ridge Parkway on a fall day.
As you drive along the back roads of the South, you'll find old millstones resting in front yards and at historical sites.
The small local grain mill used to be one of the centers of the community, much like the general store. They've been replaced by large commerical operations and mostly have been abandoned. Luckily a few, like Mabry Mill have been preserved and can be enjoyed today.
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