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Beck's Mill Celebrating 209 Years On Saturday
Updated August 22, 2017 6:39 AM | Filed under: Event
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(SALEM) - Beck's Mill will celebrate 209 years of milling on Saturday, Aug. 26.

The Corydon Dulcimer Society will kick off the celebration at 11:30 a.m.

A special adult admission will be $2.09 and, as always, children age 16 and under are admitted free with a paid adult admission.

Moonshine re-enactors, blacksmiths and other crafters, plus craft vendors will be set up in the parking lot.

Mt. Tabor Christian Church will provide a free meal while supplies last along with a birthday cake provided by Walmart.

The mill will be open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is located at 4433 S. Beck's Mill in Salem.

The first milling was on Aug. 28, 1808. The mill became a tourist attraction by a family tradition that was performed every year on the closest Saturday to the date of the first "grind." It was tradition to drain the dam to clean it of debris. In the early 1900's Essie Beck Allen (fifth generation) still continued this tradition even though the Beck's business had slowed down. The families of Washington County were interested in the mill and found this cleaning day a great opportunity to have a picnic and enjoy the mill.

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