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Tulloch's Mill, Knights Ferry, CA | by 4 Corners Photo
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Tulloch's Mill, Knights Ferry, CA

In the late 1850’s David Loche built Knights Ferry's (California) first flour mill on the Stanislaus River. It was destroyed by the flood of 1862, and a second new mill was built here by David Tulloch.

 

A dam upstream diverted water to a water wheel which turned the millstones.

 

Before the turn of the century, Charles Tulloch, David’s son, converted the flour mill into a hydroelectric plant. This plant provided electrical power for the surrounding countryside until the late 1920’s.

  

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Taken on September 13, 2010