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Re: A Visit to Nobility
« Reply #20 on: April 18, 2003, 09:09:34 PM »
And here's the famed "Beaverwood" for Jeff.




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« Reply #21 on: April 18, 2003, 09:15:21 PM »
Here's the house Noble lived in from the time he was
3 years old till he was about 6.  The white
building in the background is the Dairybarn that
Noble's Father built.



and here's the Topaz mill across the road from the house.






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Re: A Visit to Nobility
« Reply #22 on: April 19, 2003, 06:36:54 AM »
What is a topaz mill? Or is Topaz a location?
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Re: A Visit to Nobility
« Reply #23 on: April 19, 2003, 04:23:16 PM »
I think Topaz is a place but you better ask Noble
for sure.  The Topaz mill is a grist mill not a sawmill.
:)

I put a few of the trip photos up on --Photos MUST be in the Forestry Forum gallery!!!!!--.--Photos MUST be in the Forestry Forum gallery!!!!!--.com/user/whitepe2

I'll let Noble add details about the photos.

I sure had a good time visiting with Noble while
we were there.  Ozark Co. has an interesting history
and Noble is a great tour guide.
If anyone goes to visit, be sure to bring someone else
to milk the cows so Noble can devote full time
to showing you around. That worked the best for us.   ;)



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« Reply #24 on: April 19, 2003, 07:00:05 PM »
Topaz was the trading center for several miles around from before the Civil war until the mid 40's when the mill and store closed.  The town also boasted a post office, blacksmith shop, and tomato cannery.  Grandad bought the property which included between 5 and 600 acres when the store and mill closed.  Dad farmed there and built a 'Grade A' milkbarn when REA brought electricity to the area in 48 or 49.  Grandad decided to sell the place about 1950 or 51 and offered it to Dad for $25,000.  Dad was afraid he would never be able to pay it off so went to engineering school.  The family that Grandad sold to still own the property and have kept the mill in excellent shape.  He had ground cornmeal the week before and Perry bought some so Becky could make him some cornbread.  Speaking of Becky,  boy that Perry is a lucky guy to have such a goodlooking and pleasant wife.  I just don't understand why he works when he has a wife that can milk cows ;D
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« Reply #25 on: May 05, 2003, 03:38:44 PM »
Whitepe,

Got my disc of pictures today,  they turned out well and I sure appreciate them.  If anyone that asked you for the disc has questions I will be glad to try and answer them.  Those old water-powered mills are fantastic and you did an excellent job of photographing them.

Thanks,
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« Reply #26 on: June 02, 2003, 07:05:18 PM »
   Yes, I just got the copy whitepe sent my way. Boy, he sure got around a lot more than I did! I'll have to come back another time to see some of those mills. I just had the one day off and I was so tired I was almost crawling.

  The little log cabin up on the rise in a couple of those shots- where is that? It reminds me a lot of some of the cabins in WV.  lw
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« Reply #27 on: June 02, 2003, 08:32:59 PM »
That's at Hodson's mill.  There was a store building on that spot.  The store burned down (with a fantastic gun collection in it) and they built this cabin.  Boy I must be old because I remember seeing the guns.

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« Reply #28 on: June 03, 2003, 04:16:54 PM »
   Boy, *I* must be old because I FEEL old. Remembering stuff just isn't in it- I measure it more by the stuff that I DON'T seem to remember  ::)  lw
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« Reply #29 on: June 07, 2003, 02:30:08 AM »
50 isn't old for a tree  ;D
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