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Mingus Mill

Coming back from Gatlinburg to Cherokee through the Great Smokey Mountain National Park we saw a sign for Mingus Mill.  We were looking for Mingo Falls and decided to stop.  It wasn’t what we were looking for exactly but was a turn of the century mill powered by a turbine (not a water wheel as is typically thought of when you say “old mill”).  Built in 1886 and still operational this was a pretty cool find.  It is not at all near the waterfall we were looking for but wasn’t a bad stop.  More pictures after the jump.