Speechless Sunday-Big Wheels Keep On Churning

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Real Estate Agent with Integrity Real Estate Group

Chapmans Mill Wheels

The gears and wheels inside Chapman/Beverly Mill in Prince William County Virginia kept this historical mill working starting in 1724.  The mills was an important part of the growth of the Shenandoah Valley.  Farmers from the valley brought their wheat and corn to be ground at the mill and then it was transported to Alexandria VA where it could be sold and shipped to Europe.

The mill was the site of a strategic the Battle of Thoroughfare Gap and the mill was burned in 1862.  It was purchased and restored by the Beverly family in 1876.  Vandals burned the mill in 1998.  The mill has been stablized so visitors can safely walk inside the mill and check out the incredible stone walls and old equipment still in place.

 


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Rainmaker
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Kristine Ginsberg
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Love pictures like this - simple but beautiful. I'm always on the lookout for an interesting photo and you captured a great one! Thanks for sharing - I love inspiration!

March 11, 2012 12:21 PM
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Dan Brudnok
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Cindy,

Speaks volumes....especiallly the great way things used to be made to last.....thanks for sharing.

March 11, 2012 12:26 PM
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Barbara Hensley
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Cindy - this is way cool and fits perfectly with your title.  Pictures DO speak!

March 11, 2012 12:30 PM
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Emily Medvec
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Cindy, nice slice of history from Prince William County. I bet the wheel and gears were all made in America, as small as we were back in 1724!

March 11, 2012 01:06 PM
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Michael S. Bolton
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Cindy~You really do a great job of with mixing history in with your great pictures. It gives me something to strive for.

Have an AWESOME day!

March 11, 2012 02:15 PM
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Than Maynard
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Neat information on the mill Cindy.

Thanks for sharing

March 11, 2012 02:51 PM
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Hannah Williams
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Don't you just love historical sites..I know I do

March 11, 2012 03:57 PM
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Kay Van Kampen
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Great piece of history.  It's a shame it was vandalized.  I love these old mills.

March 11, 2012 08:03 PM
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William Johnson
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Hi Cindy,It is great to know that the mill is being preserved. As the next generations come into life they will need to understand the progress of man that lead to the electronic and digital  transformation that originated in our history with the  mechanical one. Nicely captured.

March 11, 2012 08:29 PM
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Cindy Jones
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Kristine-the old mill has a lot of inspiration around it.

March 12, 2012 05:01 AM
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Dan-the fact that even the exterior of the mill is still standing after being burned twice is a testiment to it's strength.

March 12, 2012 05:02 AM
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Cindy Jones
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Barbara-yes they do.

March 12, 2012 05:02 AM
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Emily-I imagine all of the original mill came from locally stone and wood.  The area has huge boulders around.

March 12, 2012 05:03 AM
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Cindy Jones
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Michael-thank you.  This mill has a lot of history surrounding it.

March 12, 2012 05:03 AM
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Cindy Jones
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Than-thanks for stopping by.  Have a good week.

March 12, 2012 05:04 AM
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Cindy Jones
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Hannah-yes I do and glad to know you are a historian in your area too.

March 12, 2012 05:04 AM
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Kay-fortunately the exterior of the building is stabilized so we can walk around safely inside.

March 12, 2012 05:05 AM
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Cindy Jones
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William-there are a lot of gears and engines around the property that I believe they are trying to save.

March 12, 2012 05:06 AM
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Margie Kopp Sorrell
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have a giant wheel that looks very similar to this but it serves as decor. glad to read that the mill has been preserved so the same doesn't happen to this one.

March 12, 2012 11:55 AM
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Cindy Jones
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Margie-I think it would be a little heavy to try and carry out.  I'm sure a few smaller ones disappeared before they secured the site.

March 12, 2012 04:14 PM
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