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Like many other swift-flowing streams in the Smokies, the power of the Roaring Fork was harnessed by small tub mills like this one to grind corn into meal. Their primitive turbines spun their way from ancient Europe and Asia to the hills of eastern America. Regan's Mill was a good one, so we're told. The flume, which carries water to the mill, was important to the folk who passed by. It was a good place to water your horse, clean a few squirrels after a hunt, or plunge your face in on a hot day. Mrs Reagan, the mill owners wife, did her laundry in it too.
Directions: Stop # 12 on the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail.
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