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Old Mill Stream Print

This Robert Wood reproduction of his painting "Mill Stream" that I found at a garage sale just

won my heart. He was such wonderful traditional painter. Read about the artist, Robert Wood

at: www.robertwood.net/biography.html.

This greatly appreciated info on the painting above came from Carol_in_Raleigh ( www.flickr.com/people/carol_in_raleigh/ ), thank you Carol for taking the time to share the wonderful insight into this lovely print:

"This is a painting of Mabry Mill, which is on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Meadows of Dan, Virginia. It was operated in early 1900s by Ed and Lizzy Mabry. It was a grist mill (middle), lumber mill (right) and water-powered tool shop (left, with window). (Ed changed his name from Mayberry--this is near the old Mayberry community, which was the source of the name for town in the Andy Griffith show.) The National Park Service almost tore it down, but instead decided to preserve it along with a blacksmith shop, and later moved a log cabin to the site. It is now the most-photographed place on the 470 mile Parkway, and the National Park Service runs the old mill, grinding corn, on weekends in summer. (I was a ranger there one year)."

See: www.virtualblueridge.com/parkway_tour/parks/176_2/index.asp

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Taken on October 2, 2008