Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Oliver Evans Mill
In the 1780s Oliver Evans created a fully automated flour mill. He obtained patent no. 3 for it. George Washington had the system installed in his gristmill at Mount Vernon. The Mill has been resotred and is now the only fully operational Oliver Evans mill (or at least thats what they say at Mount Vernon). For any one interested in economic history it is an amazing sight. You have to go on the week end though; thats when they grind wheat. During the week they grind corn, and that process is not fully automated. You can visit the mill and the distillery without visiting home and plantation.