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Bitting Springs Mill - Study 01

Ozarks Mountains, Oklahoma

Bitting Springs Mill is sometimes known as Golda's Mill. It sits beside a spring-fed pond that provides a continous outflow of running water to power the mill. This watermill was owned by Golda Unkefer in 1983 at the time of this photograph. Unfortunately this irreplaceable log mill burned within weeks after these images were made. At the time of the photographs, the watermill was operable and was powered by an overshot waterwheel. The mill is about 11 SW of Siloam Springs, Arkansas in Adair County in the Ozarks of eastern Oklahoma. Photo © copyright by J. P. Bell.