August 27th, 2014

Glade Creek Grist Mill – a gorgeous monument of West Virginia


According to info got by USA Post is to issue a new stamp featuring a great landmark - Glade Creek Grist Mill. This will be the new Priority Mail stamp, at $5.75, and will be issued in October. It is one of West Virginia’s most photographed landmarks, constructed of parts from three historic mills.

"The stamp art captures the beauty of the structure in its pristine setting along Glade Creek in Babcock State Park in autumn. Designed by art director Derry Noyes, this stamp features the work of illustrator Dan Cosgrove".

The Glade Creek Grist Mill is a new mill that was completed in 1976 at Babcock.  Fully operable, this mill was built as a re-creation of one which once ground grain on Glade Creek long before Babcock became a state park.  Known as Cooper's Mill, it stood on the present location of the park's administration building parking lot.

A living monument to the over 500 mills which thrived in West Virginia at the turn of the century, the Glade Creek Grist Mill provides freshly ground cornmeal which park guests may purchase depending on availability and stream conditions.  Visitors to the mill may journey back to the time when grinding grain by a rushing stream was a way of life, and the groaning mill wheel was music to the miller's ear.

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