Grinding Out A History

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  • 1. 
    Dellinger Grist Mill dates to 1867, is on the National Register of Historic Places, and still operates. The mill sits on Cane Creek in the Hawk community. It is four miles east of what town that is also the Mitchell County seat?
    • A. 

      Bakersville

    • B. 

      Mars Hill

    • C. 

      Bandana

  • 2. 
    Atkinson Milling Company is Selma has roots going back to 1757. The current cornmeal mill dates to 1951, and some say it's the only one of its kind in eastern North Carolina powered by what method.
    • A. 

      Steam

    • B. 

      Water

    • C. 

      Solar power

  • 3. 
    Located in a Durham city park and still grinding corn and wheat, West Point Mill's structure contains the original 18th-century foundation and parts of other former gristmills from the area. What river flows through the park and past the mill?
    • A. 

      Eno River

    • B. 

      Tar River

    • C. 

      Neuse River

  • 4. 
    Built for $600 in 1886, Mingus Mill near Cherokee uses a turbine rather than a waterwheel to turn the stones. Mingus Mill sits just off U.S. Highway 441, which also goes by what name?
    • A. 

      Smoky Gap Road

    • B. 

      Soco Gap Road

    • C. 

      Newfound Gap Road

  • 5. 
    The fully-restored Yates Mill dates to 1756. It's the last of about 70 gristmills of its kind in Wake County. Part of the 574-acre park, Yates Mill  receives support from many sources, including what nearby university?
    • A. 

      Wake Forest University

    • B. 

      North Carolina State University

    • C. 

      University of North Carolina at Pembroke

  • 6. 
    Murray's Mill, a restored 1913 gristmill with a 28-foot waterwheel, stands on Balls Creek, north of Denver off N.C. Highway 10 in what county?
    • A. 

      Mecklenberg County

    • B. 

      Iredell County

    • C. 

      Catawba County

  • 7. 
    The Old Mill of Guilford in Oak Ridge traces its roots to the American Revolution. The current structure, built on Beaver Creek  in 1822, still operates. The original 1767 mill site just upstream, was seized on February 10, 1781, by British troops under what leader?
    • A. 

      Lord Cornwallis

    • B. 

      General Nathanael Greene

    • C. 

      General Horatio Gates