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Saturday, May 18, 2013

Mossy Waterwheel at Falls Mill

Mossy Waterwheel at Falls Mill

Upstream from the first waterfall is an 8 foot high dam which routes water into a millrace to supply water to the waterwheel. The first two wheels were wooden, but for a more permanent solution, a steel with cast iron gears. This 32 foot tall and 4 foot wide wheel from the Fits Waterwheel company of Hanover, PA was installed in 1906 and is believed to be the tallest overshot waterwheel still in productive service in the U.S.

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