Jim Gray Gallery
The Old Mill in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, was built in 1830, on the east bank of the West Prong of the Little Pigeon River. The outside is yellow poplar logs, 40 feet long, resting on pillars built of huge river rocks. Grinding of corn meal and flour, for sale today, is still being done on the original 2-ton French burrs, installed when the mill was built. Water from the Little Pigeon turns the big 24 foot breast wheel and the two old tub wheels to furnish power. Electricity for the town was generated in the Mill until 1930.