Scenic USA - Missouri

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Dillard Mill

Dillard Mill

Photo by Ben Prepelka

     Placed on a grassy bluff, and nestled among a hickory and oak hardwood forest, the Dillard Mill creates one of Missouri's most picturesque historic sites. The mill takes full advantage of the water power from Huzzah Creek. The present day mill, built in 1908, uses a Samson turbine, which sits under the water flume, using wooden bearings to avoiding rusting.
     During its heyday, the mill ran 18 hours a day and produced 60, 196-pound barrels of flour. During the days of water power, the Dillard Mill was one of 20 in a 40 mile radius. Today this fine example still houses original mill machinery and operates for tours. The 132 acre Dillard Mill State Historic Site features the Mill View Trail, picnic areas and a clear, cool Ozark creek and mill pond.


 

 

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