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Dillard Mill State Historic Site
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Map showing the location of Dillard Mill State Historic Site
Map showing the location of Dillard Mill State Historic Site
Location in Missouri
Map showing the location of Dillard Mill State Historic Site
Map showing the location of Dillard Mill State Historic Site
Dillard Mill State Historic Site (the US)
Location Crawford, Missouri, United States
Coordinates 37°43′03″N 91°12′24″W / 37.71750°N 91.20667°W / 37.71750; -91.20667
DILLARD MILL STATE HISTORIC SITE Latitude and Longitude:

37°43′03″N 91°12′24″W / 37.71750°N 91.20667°W / 37.71750; -91.20667
[1]
Area131.77 acres (53.33 ha) [2]
Elevation906 ft (276 m) [1]
Established1977 [3]
Governing bodyMissouri Department of Natural Resources
Website Dillard Mill State Historic Site
Dillard Mill Historic District
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The mill's still working
Barnard's Horizontal Bran Duster
Location142 Dillard Mill Rd., near Davisville, Missouri
Area58 acres (23 ha)
Built byAdams, Jacob; Mischke, Emil; Klemme, Lester
Architectural styleI-house, Bungalow
NRHP reference # 14001157
Added to NRHPJanuary 14, 2015 [4]

The Dillard Mill State Historic Site is a privately owned, state-administered property on Huzzah Creek in Crawford County, Missouri, that preserves a water-powered gristmill. [5] The 132-acre (53 ha) site has been operated as a state historic site by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources under a lease agreement with the L-A-D Foundation since 1975. [6] The site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2015. [4]

History

A mill was built on Huzzah Creek in 1853 by Francis Wisdom and it was known as the Wisdom Mill. It was destroyed by fire in 1895. The property changed hands, and a new mill, the Mische Mill, was built in 1908. The Mische Mill used an underwater turbine rather than the old waterwheel, and the owners altered the course of the stream and the bluff at the site. The mill was in operation until 1956. It was renamed the Dillard Mill in 1975 when the state took over management of the property. It was dedicated as a historic site in 1977. Restoration of the mill was completed in 1980. [7] [8]

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References

  1. ^ a b "Dillard Mill State Historic Site". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "Dillard Mill State Historic Site: Data Sheet" (PDF). Missouri Department of Natural Resources. November 2017. Retrieved May 11, 2018.
  3. ^ "State Park Land Acquisition Summary". Missouri State Parks. Retrieved October 22, 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 1/05/15 through 1/09/15". National Register of Historic Places Program: Weekly List. National Park Service. January 23, 2015. Retrieved November 27, 2016.
  5. ^ "Dillard Mill State Historic Site". Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved October 22, 2015.
  6. ^ "Dillard Mill State Historic Site: General Information". Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved May 11, 2018.
  7. ^ Suggs, George G., Wells, Jake K. (1990). Water Mills of the Missouri Ozarks. The University of Oklahoma Press. pp. 69–72. ISBN  0-8061-2432-6.
  8. ^ Bonnie Stepenoff (September 2014). "Dillard Mill Historic District" (PDF). National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination. Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved November 1, 2016. (includes 22 photos from 2014)

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