Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Chair Factory Falls.

Lake Metroparks recently aquired this property in Concord Township, the site of a nineteenth century chair factory that harnessed the falling water to power the wood lathes at work in the mill. There was no trace of the former mill in my lifetime, as I used to camp next to the falls frequently in my youth. When I climbed down into the gorge to paint this scene, a friend helping me with the gear spotted the old iron waterwheel sticking out of the bank, having been recently exposed from bank erosion.

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