War eagle Mill: Rebuilding a mill, and a community. After the war ended in 1865, Sylvanus and his family returned to find their house still standing, but the Mill was gone again. This time, it would be Sylvanus’ son, James Austin Cameron (J. A. C.) Blackburn, who would take on the task of reconstructing the third mill, which he finished in 1873. J. A. C. decided to expand Mill production by adding a more powerful grinding machine run by a turbine engine instead of a water wheel. The Mill…
Lantermans Mill Canvas Print / Canvas Art by Rick Buzalewski
War Eagle Mill, situated on War Eagle Creek in NW Arkansas is an undershot grist mill that has been in operation since 1973. There has been a mill on this site dating to the pre-Civil War Era. This is an exact replica of one that stood on the same site, but in its long history has been destroyed by fire and floods numerous times then rebuilt.
Slip into the enchantment of the unspoiled Arkansas Ozarks in the quiet rolling hills of Hardy, Arkansas and you’ll stay under its charm forever. The icy Spring River, pristine natural surroundings, and picture-postcard shops stuffed with collectibles and crafts from local artisans beckon you to leave the city strife behind. Voted #33 out of 240 nominated favorite places to visit in the State of Arkansas for the year 2011
Morgan's Mill ~ This old grist mill is located about 8 miles east of Hardy (Sharp County) on Hwy. 62. On Feb. 8, 1864 it was the site of the Battle of Martin's Creek, a 12-mile running battle that ranged from Morgan's Mill on the Spring River up & across Martin's Creek along the old Indian trail that ran from Memphis to Springfield. A re-enactment is held in Hardy’s Loberg Park, where authentic artillery, weapons, uniforms, & other Civil War memorabilia can be seen.