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Yates Mill is open!

If you visited Historic Yates Mill County Park at any time since the holidays, you certainly noticed some out-of-the-ordinary scenes — particularly very low pond levels, fencing all around the mill yard, siphons over the dam, and a lot of heavy equipment. All these were necessary while we replaced the forebay or flume — the […]

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Honoring the past, marking change at YMA’s 25th annual meeting

Yates Mill Associates honored our longtime leaders and stalwart volunteers even as we made significant changes to the organization’s structure at the May 7 annual meeting. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the founding of Yates Mill Associates, so our annual meeting was an appropriate time to express our gratitude to some of the […]

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Still working … still raining

If you’ve been to Historic Yates Mill County Park recently, you’ve probably been surprised and possibly been dismayed to see that the repairs to Yates Mill’s forebay are still incomplete. We share your frustration. The problem holding us up is how to keep the pond’s water level consistently low enough to safely remove the old […]

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Big repair means small delay in spring tours

We’ve got a big repair job this winter at Yates Mill, so it’s a disappointment but not too much of a surprise that we’ll have a small delay in the start of our 2014 tour season. Our miller, William Robbins, will be replacing the entire forebay – the “box” that carries water from the pond […]

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Share your artistic side in the “Mill as Muse” contest

Plenty of our visitors find artistic inspiration in Yates Mill and the surrounding parkland. Are you one of them? If so, consider entering the park’s eighth annual “Mill as Muse” art and photography contests. The staff of Historic Yates Mill County Park host these annual competitions and exhibitions to give community members a chance to […]

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