Thursday, April 12, 2012

Back in Time

Ever wonder what life would have been "Way Back When?"

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. 

They had their own post office in the home and a ballroom to entertain. They entertained the troops on their way to Gettysburg.

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.


  1. Fond memories of visiting here when I was little ;-)

    love, Jill

  2. I enjoyed this post so much. History from this time & the photos of the old buildings are wonderful. I follow your daughter Jills blog & from time to time your family visits. Blessings!

    1. Thank you Lara for your comment. My husband and I like driving through old towns and looking at the old buildings. The older buildings are beautiful in their architectural designs.
      Thank you for visiting my blog.


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