Yesteryear’s Mill


Glade’s Mill, shown here in the photograph Yesteryear’s Mill, still operates today, giving us a working glimpse into West Virginia’s past.


The Glade Creek Grist mill in West Virginia isn’t exactly the original mill, and it isn’t exactly in same spot that it started from, but nevertheless, but Yesteryear’s Mill serves as a potent reminder of days and years gone by. The restored mill, given the love and attention that it deserves, is once again working.

Originally, a mill was just across the stream from the present location of the Glade Creek mill. But, time eventually won out over the mill and it faded into oblivion, just as many of the mills did.

After all, progress had come, and in so doing did not favored the mills. Thanks to the preservation efforts, this special mill has a bright future.

The mill moved across the creek to it’s present location. Parts from two other mills were used to restore it to the present condition. Since 1976 it has stood proud once again, and milled grain using nothing but the power of the small stream.

We’re lucky that we have such a tangible connection to our past that we can marvel at. Meanwhile, the mill continues into time, bridging past and present for all to visit and admire.

Another view of the mill

Glade’s Mill offers another incredible view of the mill.

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Matted Photograph, Finished Aluminum