Water Mills - Ball's Falls - Vineland
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The Blue Quasar
N 43° 08.053 W 079° 22.983
17T E 631508 N 4776988
Quick Description: Located near Vineland, this is a popular spot for weddings and festivals.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 9/3/2005 10:10:17 PM
Waymark Code: WMW6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member The Blue Quasar
Views: 109

Long Description:

The old Ball's Falls Grist Mill utilized the power of the Twenty Mill creek to provide power for the mill to grind various items.

A protected location of the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority, the Mill is sometimes open for tours, but has reduced or no operational use.

According to Online Niagara - Ball's Falls Historic Park the following and more information can be read.

In the early 1800s, along Twenty Mile Creek, John and George Ball established a grist mill, sawmill and woolen mill. Ball's Falls was a prospering pioneer community for nearly a century. The 1900s saw the town�s sudden decline, as it was bypassed by the Great Western Railway.

Now, some 200 years later, the grist mill is home to one of the few working mills in Ontario. Tour heritage buildings, such as the lime kiln and blacksmith shop. Spring and Fall craft shows and other seasonal events provide additional opportunities to enjoy a time gone by.

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Current Status: Still In Use

Current Use: Museum like... educational

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