Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Old Mill at Cade's Cove

About this Great Smoky Mountains National Park landmark:

John P. Cable’s mill was not the first in Cade's Cove. However, by 1870 or so the population was large enough to support several such businesses. As a rule millers were also farmers anyway, and John Cable was no exception. A large bell used to be mounted atop a pole beside the mill; customers rang it to call the miller in from the orchard or fields. Jim Cable, John’s son, inherited the mill and operated it well into the twentieth century.

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