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Hilborn's Stone Mill

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Hilborn's Stone Mill, Whipple Creek Park (bobcat)

Description

The remains of a stone-walled mill are one of the highlights of this wooded park north of Vancouver. The 10 foot water wheel has been removed for restoration. The original waterwheel had 40 rotating buckets and produced electricity for this once privately owned rural property. The site has been vandalized and sprayed with graffiti, and discussions are underway own how best to restore and protect the site.

The mill is not that old: Construction was completed in 1960. It was the hobby project of Day W. Hilborn, an architect, who dammed a series of springs on the low ridge above the mill. It took Hilborn 20 years to complete construction.

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