This is a fully working grist mill. Grist is grain that has been separated from its chaff and is ready for milling. It can also mean grain that has already been ground at a grist mill. This particular grist mill is Glade Creek Grist Mill in Babcock State Park, West Virginia, USA. At the end of the 19th century there were more than 500 operational grist mills in West Virginia, USA.
Glade Creek Grist Mill, Babcock State Park, USA - "Things of beauty and value are disappearing. At the end of the 19th century there were more than 500 grist mills in West Virginia, USA. Now most of them have either vanished back to the environment or are idle beside the rushing streams that once powered them. This one is still working…" -- Natural Homes