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Dexter's Grist Mill
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar
N 41° 45.465 W 070° 30.018
19T E 375276 N 4623967
Quick Description: Dexter's Mill stands in the center of Sandwich and is open for tours during the summer.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 10/3/2007 5:05:45 AM
Waymark Code: WM2AKB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member cache_test_dummies
Views: 102

Long Description:
The sign says:

"Thomas Dexter began building gristmills on this site in 1637. The mill you see here started operating in about 1654. The early settlers of Sandwich brought their corn to "The Grist Mill" to be ground into meal, their most important food. You will see the old machinery, with its wooden gears in full operation, grinding corn. Freshly ground meal from the mill, including recipes used by the original families of Sandwich, can be purchased.

"Mill and Site Restored in 1961."

The mill is located along a brook at the end of a narrow pond, across the street from the Sandwich Glass Museum and across from a white church.

The mill is open at least on Saturdays during the summer months.

The tour is worth taking. The guides are not only informative and show, in detail, how the corn is ground, they are entertaining as well and provide colorful stories.
Agency Responsible for Placement: Unknown

County: Barnstable

City/Town Name: Sandwich

Agency Responsible for Placement (if not in list above): Not listed

Year Placed: Not listed

Relevant Web Site: Not listed

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