Waterfall and Wheel

Wile Carding Mill’s waterwheel was reproduced faithfully from the original overshot wheel weighing 3000 pounds.  This wheel generates 7 horsepower and still runs on its original babbit bearings.  Watching the wheel in action is a sight to behold.

And if you like water, the waterfalls at the height of the rainy season put on a display.  Once, several dams stored water in the stream above the mill keeping it in operation for several months.  Now the falls and the adjacent pond are a photographer’s delight.