As the water washes out more dirt I see more and more of the bedrock and ……. stuff. I am looking for a channel. Hansel (Former owner of the mill (1938 – 41) blasted out a channel with dynamite so he could get more horsepower. I know where it should be but it was under about 6 ft. of dirt.
The dirt is now gone and only rocks, sand and cement chunks are left. I took this photo from the deck on the back of the mill … looking down at the creek. In the photo you can see the wall (under the water) that blew out in the dust explosion of 1951. I thought it had been blown apart ….. wrong. The top part or second floor was cement blocks. They are all over the creek. The lower portion was a cement wall. Twelve inches thick with re bar – 23 1/2 ft wide and I don’t know how high. It is laying in the channel I have been looking for. The rest of the wall is still under the junk on the left. I need to remove this concrete to get to the channel.