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Clear Creek Water Mill
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 34° 00.380 W 095° 07.165
15S E 304274 N 3764883
Quick Description: Clear Creek Water Mill historical marker is located on the south side of US 70, just east of N450, near Valliant, OK.
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 10/20/2009 8:09:23 PM
Waymark Code: WM7FYR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:
Clear Creek Water Mill

Water powered grist mill in operation on clear creek earl as 1819 by white settlers in old Miller County Arkansas Territory. New mill built in 1837 by Choctaw Joel Kemp. A later owner replaced crude undershot wheel with turbine-type which also powered cotton gin. John Prince acquitted mill site in 1909, updated machinery and replaced log dam with concrete. Drilled two artesian wells and supplied water to town of Valliant for many years. Adjacent swimming pool was favorite recreational facility. Mill ceased operation about 1944, swimming pool closed 1962. Remnants of mill remain. Tradition holds that two black slaves, Wallace and Minerva Willis, first gave voice to renowned Negro spirituals such as Swing Low, Sweet Chariot on nearby Plantation.

Oklahoma Historical Society
County: McCurtain

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Date Erected: 1995

Sponsor (Who put it there): Oklahoma Historical Society

Record Address:: Not listed

Web site if available: Not listed

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