2013 Project 365

Project 365/303 – A Country Rewind


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.

26 replies »

  1. Beautiful structure highlighted by your wonderful family history. Really enjoyed this series of photographs, perfect angles, colors and lighting.

  2. 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.

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