Phoenix Mill

After our encounter with the previous series of stone walls littered along the banks of the Eagle River we were surprised to discover that we weren’t finished with the old mill ruins just yet. Just a short distance away we found yet another set of rock walls. These sat further up the steep hillside and looked less like mill foundations as they did some general purpose building foundation. But they were definitely part of the mill complex. It was this grand beauty that we discovered first – a free standing wall some 15 feet hight built from rock and mortar. This wall was a completely different animal then the mill foundations we first discovered. Instead of the flat slate-like rocks used there, these rocks were larger and joined with mortar. I would guess that this wall was a more recent addition to the mill complex.

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The Many Mills of Phoenix

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An Eagle River Trestle

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Another Oddity Along the Eagle River

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The Boiler

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A Mill’s Remains

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Even More Walls…

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A Ruin With No Name

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