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From: "Jess Lewis" <>
Subject: Re: [TNCANNON] Prater
Date: Sun, 9 Mar 2008 14:02:23 -0500
You don't need a huge amount of water, to run a mill. Just a steady stream
that you can dam and back up the water, a bit. The east fork of the Stones
has this flow, even today, as far up stream as Prater.
You should review some of the earlier flooding of the east fork, through
Woodbury. Parts of the town was washed away and some people were killed. The
bodies of at least two, were found several miles downstream and were buried
in Edgefield Cemetery, just W. of Woodbury.
Robert Mason's 1982 book "Cannon Co." shows a picture of a mill on tiny
Parchcorn Creek, a tributary of the Stones, just downstream of Prater.
Also, Goodspeed's 1886-87 History of Tennessee Counties shows several mills
along the Stones. The Cannon Co. portion of the books is at..