Day Three.....Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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Today we slept in.....we needed it. The weather is going to be cold today. In the teens this morning and highs in the 40's. We are heading down to Pigeon Forge for a little shopping and dinning. Going to check out the Outlet Malls and the Old Time Pottery store. Also Pigeon Forge is home to Dollywood, a great theme park with rides, artisans, food, and country music. The Old Mill sits on the pigeon river with a working mill. You can buy fresh ground corn and flour, jellies, jams, and pickled fruits and vegtables. There are many resturants, hotels, motels, Dolly's Dixie Stampede, The Comedy Barn, Helicopter rides over the smokys, ATV trips, and of course a Walmart Supercenter for all you Wally World folks who can not live with out it.
THE OLD MILL - Was built in 1830. Grinding was done on 2-Ton French Buhrs, installed when it was built. Water from the Little Pigeon river turns the big 24 foot breast wheel and the two old tub wheels to furnish the power. The Mill is supported on 14"x14" yellow poplar logs 40 feet long, resting on pillars built of huge river rock. The interior is hand-hewn hemlock and oak held together with hickory pegs. The floors are heart pine put down with rectangular iron nails. The outside is yellow poplar weather boarding.