How did people live and survive. Nothing handed to them on a plate. They had to work for everything they wanted or needed. Life was hard and gave them many challenges. But they prevailed and moved on from day to day. Accomplishing much and paving the pathway for generations.
We are fortunate to live near some historical places. One is a Homestead, Called the Union Mills Shriver Homestead. The home was set up by two brother in 1797. They had a house built, and a set of mills. A grist mill, a saw mill, and one for making bricks.
The Grist Mill wheel helps to grind their wheat's. They have redone the mill and use it today to grind different wheat's and cornmeal.
The tannery holds a Blacksmith shop. Where you can watch the blacksmith at work on certain days.
In the Spring they have a pancake breakfast and make the pancakes out of the wheat that is grind at the mill.
Just imagine the stories on this little bridge. Maybe some romance, little boys fishing, the troops resting their weary bodies, the mill using the water to turn the wheel.
A wonderful place to step back in time. You can read more about the history of the Union Mills Homestead by searching the "Union Mills Homestead, Union Mills, Maryland.