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"Grist from Abbott's Mill"

Not the same old grind!

Welcome to a unique blog about the history of Ainsworth Abbott's Old Mill, and other old mills in Delmarva. It's also full of great stories about the nearby flora and fauna.

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Rites of Spring

In an effort to dispel the winter doldrums, we are prone to seek any sign that spring is just around the corner. I look for the first...

Who was Oliver Evans?

Who was Oliver Evans? Until the late 1700s the milling of grains into flour was a very labor-intensive process. Grist mills (mills that...

Holly Tales

Normal holly fruiting branch One of the primary tributaries supplying Blair’s Pond is the Tantrough Branch. Much of that drainage is...

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