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Butte Creek Mill destroyed on Christmas morning

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Back in 2011 I posted some photos of our visit to Butte Creek Mill. A few days ago, an early morning fire wiped out the place. Today I’m posting a few more images (two of the interior and one of the exterior) from 2011. The fire photo is from the internet.

The first mill was constructed here in 1872. Some things from the original mill still survived until Christmas of 2015. Additions and changes to the building took place between 1912 and the 1930s. The mill had been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1976. It’s all gone now. The current plan is to rebuild.

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Butte Creek Mill (Eagle Point, Oregon) in June 2011

butte creek mill eagle point oregon 2011

Butte Creek Mill Fire

Nazi biscuits?

Swastika symbol on biscuit container

I spotted these containers in Butte Creek Mill along with a ton of other antiques. The swastika was actually a very popular symbol before Hitler and the Nazis made it infamous. I’m guessing that means these biscuit tins are pre-1935. Care for a swastika biscuit from Portland, Oregon?

Happy 4th of July

old classic vintage fireworks fire crackers

For the second year in a row, I’m not in the USA to celebrate Independence Day. Instead, I’m teaching today in Copenhagen, Denmark. I took today’s photo of some vintage fireworks and other Americana last month in the entryway at Butte Creek Mill. There were some fun, old items in the display case like this “Remember Pearl Harbor” pin, Dixie Boy Brand Flashlight Crackers, Doughboy Mammoth Caps, and other old-school fire crackers.

Butte Creek Mill (Now and Then)

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This past weekend we took a trip, for the first time, to visit Butte Creek Mill in Eagle Point, Oregon. I say trip, but it really isn’t that far from Ashland. The weather was fine and the views of snow covered Mt. McLaughlin against a blue, blue sky on the way were fantastic. I didn’t stop for a photo of Mt. McLaughlin though.

Grains have been milled here since 1872, and the owner told me that the water turbine currently in use has been used for about 100 years. The system was interesting to examine–especially since it was actually working and was not just some demo in a museum.

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