Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Frozen Millstream in Amana, Iowa
The Millstream in Iowa's historic Amana is pretty much frozen during this portion of the winter. A routing of a water supply from the Iowa River feeds the man-made stream that flows left to right in this photo. Back in the day the stream provided power to grind grain for the Amana Colonies.
A careful study of the exterior of these buildings shows several additions and repairs made over the years - including damage from high winds which toppled the tops of several nearby brick buildings. All have been repaired.
The villages of Amana is Iowa's largest tourist destination which features a look at how communal living worked for German immigrants in the 1800s and how it was transformed in the early 1900s. Know that.
Labels: Amana Iowa, Millstream
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I had never heard of the Amana Colonies before, so I followed your link. Very interesting!ReplyDelete
This was a most interesting post! I always love your pictures!!!ReplyDelete
God bless ya and have a marvelous day!!! :o)