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Friday, November 21, 2008

Bost Grist Mill - Concord, NC

By Jennifer Hudson Taylor

Since the Bost Grist Mill was established in 1810, I've listed it under the Regency Era, but the current building only dates back to the 1870's. These mills were very important to the establishment of the local towns and family farms in the beginning of our country. The mill grinds cornmeal and grits and in its day could grind as much as 150 bushels a day. If you would like to learn more about the history of the Bost Grist Mill, go to their website at
This mill is still run and owned by the Bost family. They hold community events inviting local reenactors, harvest celebrations in the fall, holiday promotions and a number of other historical and family entertainment. In addition to their homemade specialties in their shop, they also have ice cream. This was a huge hit for my daughter who tolerates my fascination with history up to a certain level. According to her, she likes history, but I take it overboard.

The photo to the left is of my daughter Celina standing in front of a covered wagon on display at the site. Can you imagine living in something like that for months at a time and sleeping in one of those without any heat in the winter or air conditioning in the summer?