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Fishing at the Dells Pond

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Fishing at the Dells Pond
Fishing at Dells Pond �2007 Augusta, WI Story: A warm summer breeze lingers gently across the pond behind Dells Mill. Yes, there is such a thing as a lazy summer afternoon. Children on summer vacation, retirees, locals, and vacationers can take advantage of such a "sought" after day. To sit back and easily cast off your fishing line, to daydream while the red bobber floats effortlessly, dangling a shiny hook, trying to entice a fish to dinner. These days aren't gone, you just have to make the time and know a place like Dells Mill Pond just north of Augusta, WI on HWY 27. History: By the time the Civil War broke out in 1861, the establishment of a community on the Dells Mill site was well under way. The property consisted of 16 acres and contained "the mill, boarding house, school house and other buildings thereon." Of these, only the mill remains. The Dells Mill was operated as a flour and feed mill for over 100 years. The water from Bridge Creek was the only source of power ever used. In 1894, the mill was purchased by the Clark family and has remained in their possession to this day. In 1968, Dells Mill was converted into a museum although grinding is still done on special occasions. The mill building itself is a 5 story structure built of hand hewed timbers and held together by wooden pegs. It contains 3,000 feet of belting and 175 pulleys, all powered by water. Open May 1st thru October 31st. It is located 4 miles north of Augusta on HWY 27. This is available as 8 x 10 non-lithograph prints and 5 x 7 greeting cards
Posted on November 18, 2009

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