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Boiling Springs Grist Mill
Cumberland Co. | Pennsylvania | USA | 1785
Township: South Middleton Twp. | Watersource: Yellow Breeches Creek.


Boiling Springs Grist Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 07/13/2007

Boiling Springs Grist Mill goes back to to 1785. The large 36'X 65', 4.5 story mill has been renovated into apartments, or condominiums.

Boiling Springs Grist Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 07/13/2007

Two opposite corners have red sandstone quoins. A new roof within the last five years should ensure a long future from the elements.

Boiling Springs Grist Mill
Picture: JIm Miller 07/13/2007

A three arch stone bridge, built in 1854, carries Race St. across Yellow Breeches Creek (called Callapatscink by the early native Americans). Callapatscink means "where the waters turn back again".

Boiling Springs Grist Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 07/13/2007

Boiling Springs Dam was rebuilt in 1950 for electric generation purposes. The Bucher Estate Dam, a rubble dam upstream on Callapatscink that feeds Children's Lake, was declared to be in disrepair and breached in 1998. Info needed on mill history.

Boiling Springs Grist Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 07/13/2007

The original blast furnace of the Carlisle Iron Works stands about 300-400 yds. east of the mill along a lake-outlet watercoarse that returns to to the Yellow Breeches Creek.

Boiling Springs Grist Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 07/13/2007

Part of the south end of Children's Lake, fed by Yellow Breeches Creek, and which in turn fed the mill. The outlet is to the left side of the mill in the picture.

"...I am KIng Cyrus of Persia. The Lord God of heaven has masde me the ruler of every nation on earth. He has also chosen me to build a temple for him in Jerusalem, which is in Judah. The Lord God will watch over any of his people who want to go back to Judah."
(2 Chronicles 36:23 CEV)
Directions: Just outside of Carlisle, on Sh 74, turn angle right on Forge Road, go about 5 miles, branch left on Front St. and cross Sh 174. go along Childrens Lake on the left, bear left over the bridge on Race St., and the mill is on the left just over the bridge.
 
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