Rikard's Mill

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Rickard's Mill - History still at work Apr 26, 2008
A truly historic site near Beatrice, Alabama was Rickard’s Mill. Built by Jacob Rikard about 1840, it is a working grist mill. Run by the power of water from Flat Creek that runs under it, the mill has been grinding corn into meal and grits ever since. It has had to be rebuilt from time to time and now is operated using 36 inch stones instead of the original 48 inch stones. Northern Monroe County now has several events annually here at Rikard’s Mill and besides the grist mill they have blacksmithing, and Cane syrup making. Also several craft items are available during the events. There is a very minimal entry fee, but you can be guaranteed a nice tour and even watch as corn is ground. The museum section is in the small covered bridge over the creek, and offers some interesting old tools and memorabilia.
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