On a beautiful Indian Summer day in autumn, a drive up to the Susquehanna State Park took me through scenic country scenes. This beautiful park lined along the Susquehanna River on the Maryland side, holds many past stories.
The Rock Run area holds personal significance for me as my fourth great-grand-uncle, John Carter, once lived there. Building a massive stone house next to the Rock Run Grist Mill, John Carter died just months after completing his home. The home included a barn, a privy, an ice house and the grist mill only steps away.
I’ve been up to visit my distant uncle’s home several times and each time I marvel at its beauty.
One of my previous visits, I was able to go inside and even visit areas closed to the general public. You can read about my visit and see inside here.
The grist mill is still a working mill and is operated on weekends as a museum demo during the summer months.
The Rock Run area of the Susquehanna State Park is a gorgeous area. With plenty of trails that wind in and along the river. Well worth a visit.
Categories: 2013 Project 365, Foot Prints, history, Nature
What a peaceful looking place..So, that’s where the water wheel comes from huh 🙂
Indeed – Grist mills are always placed near water and the water is diverted to operate when wanted. It was a perfect place for a lovely picnic lunch.
Just the sounds of the wooden wheel turning would bring me peace 🙂
I love your photos and the story, of course, but what really strikes me about this post is the craftsmanship of the people who built the structures.
The home and grist mill are really impressive and certainly will stand the test of time. Although nothing compares to the stone construction of the Incas. Now that is amazing stone work.
AMAZING Captures – I almost feel like I am there exploring!!!
You would love this place Renee ! Have a picnic lunch with some wine and cheese. Sheer heaven.
Great shots of a beautiful place….particularly like the shot of the house with all the tree trunk shadows 😊
Thank you so much Mark ! I hadn’t planned on capturing the house that day, but it worked out wonderfully.
Wahta beautiful home, Emily. How sad that your great-grand-uncle didn’t live to enjoy the fruits of his labours. Love your B&W capture of the grist mill.
Poor Uncle..and his widow was chased off by his partner. She ran away in an ox cart. Thanks for the compliments.
Thank you so much Heather!
How wonderful to have such an amazing family history and gorgeous house! Beautiful pictures, as always!
I am truly fortunate to be able to visit where my ancestors lived and walk the grounds that they walked. Thanks Fatima.
Thank you so much Jasmine ! Great to see you. 🙂
OH I am so happy to get round. I am so busy lately I don’t get to read as much as I’d like to but I’ll get there!
Beautiful structure highlighted by your wonderful family history. Really enjoyed this series of photographs, perfect angles, colors and lighting.
Truly appreciate your thoughtful perspective on this series Mary. Hope you had the chance to click through and go inside the house. It’s really wonderful inside. 🙂
My WP Reader has totally changed (and messed up) how I look at and comment on other’s blogs and it is now not just difficult but close to impossible. Not sure what the problem is but if you don’t see me around for a while (or ever again) that’s the reason. Sorry.
That is terrible news Phil. How absolutely aggravating ! You know how to find me anytime elsewhere! Hope all is well with you. 🙂
Oh, how I love to visit the old Grist Mills! Beautiful architecture!
Thank you so much Cynthia ! So thrilled that you enjoyed this series.
I love the sepia photo of the mill. Beautiful photographs and writing!
You are so very kind, and appreciate your comments. Hope all is going well with you.