Cooper Gristmill in Chester
|The back of the Cooper Gristmill|
Nathan Cooper built the Cooper Gristmill in 1826 in lovely and historic Chester, New Jersey.
|The front of the Cooper Gristmill|
|Closeup of the Cooper Gristmill|
|The Cooper Gristmill, built in 1826|
Harnessing water from the Black River that flows behind the mill, 2000 pound millstones turn grain into flour.
|Harnessing waterpower from the Black River|
|The Black River supplies the power|
This is the only water-powered gristmill in the state that still produces flour.
The waterwheel that provides the power weighs 6 tons.
|The waterwheel weighs 6 tons|
|Water is making the wheel turn|
Cooper Gristmill is closed for the season, but will reopen next spring!
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