Hello and welcome to part 23 of our journey through North Carolina.
As we continued to explore the beautiful regions around Claremont NC. we noticed a sign for Murray’s Mill Historic Site not far up the road. As par for the course the roads were narrow but we continued enjoying all the glorious scenery along the way.
The Murray’s Mill was built in 1883 with the purpose of grinding corn and flour that was distributed up and down the east coast of the United States. There was so much history in this place including an original one-ton French burgh millstone for grinding the wheat. It wasn’t until we entered the original store that the real story began to come out as we met Jennifer . This young lady had such a wealth of information and her passion for sharing it was so refreshing. Because there were not many people visiting at that moment we were able to really get to know her as she shared the history of the place. We felt so privileged as she showed us around sharing intimate details of the mill’s history of which she had done extensive research. The adventure allowed us to step back in time.
As we later read more about this place we discovered Lloyd Murray ended up shutting the doors to his family creation due to bureaucratic red tape and increasing taxes. I guess our generation isn’t the first ones to feel the hand of big government picking our pockets.
Well this is it for today. We hope you come back and see how the trip unfolds as we share more of the USA Through Our Eyes. Until then be safe.