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Dillard Mill, located along Huzzah Creek, is one of Missouri’s best-preserved water-powered gristmills. The mill, now part of the Dillard Mill State Historic Site, was built in 1908 and was in business until 1956 making it the longest-running mill of its kind in the state. Since 1977, the Dillard Mill State Historic Site has been leased by the L-A-D Foundation to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources for management by Missouri State Parks.
Formerly known as the Mischke Mill before its restoration was completed in 1980, Dillard Mill uses an underwater turbine rather than a water wheel.
Pictured is a detail of the flour dresser, used to sift the flower through finer wire and silk reels.
When it was an operating mill, area farmers would bring their grain to the mill to be ground into flour and eventually livestock feed. Most of Dillard Mill's original machinery is still operational. Visitors can see and hear the sounds of the machinery and turbine just as millers did over a hundred years ago.
Dillard Mill State Historic Site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2015.
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