Scenic USA - Arkansas
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|Photos by Ben Prepelka
Pugh Memorial Park, dedicated in 1933, features a replica of an old abandoned water-powered grist mill. Seen in the opening credits of the 1939 film classic Gone with the Wind, the old mill continues to draw thousands of visitors every year. Built as a memorial to friend and business partner Thomas R. Pugh, developer Justin Matthews intended the reproduction to appear as an old forgotten mill in a secluded valley. Authentic milling equipment, used for three generations in Pope County, is displayed on the first floor. Second floor mill stones and the mill's cornerstone came from the plantation of Thomas Pugh's grandfather, Thomas Knoble.
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