Sep '06 - Aug '08
Once upon a time, some guy in Cleveland decided the third Saturday in October would be known as "Sweetest Day." From then on, people would spend the day wondering why we needed another Valentines Day. Thus my trip to the cider mill...
In 1863, the Yates family constructed a wooden dam across the Clinton River, in what is now Rochester. This set the stage for construction of the Yates Cider Mill. Three generations of the Yates family kept the wheels turning with water power, and two generations of the Posey family have continued to use the original turbine water wheel and machinery, which still operates the mill to this day.
Aside from the cider mill itself, the area offers miles of walking trails, some of which parallel the Clinton River.
Maybe even more interesting than the cider mill, this was the first time I'd actually seen someone fly fishing.
On another note, much work has been done on my project, with my midterm review in a week, and I will be posting some in the next few days.