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TIMBERVILLE, Va. (WHSV) -- A mill from the 1800s is coming back to life.
A major renovation in the beginning stages and will bring significant tourism to the area.
Zach Gandle bought the Plains Mill to complete a historic renovation and have the water-powered grist operate again.
He hopes to completely rehabilitate the building and equipment into working order.
He will use local farmers wheat and offer on-site attractions like water-powered milling demonstrations.
"Show them how they used to do things around here. This building in particular was a huge asset to this community to grind grains for farmers and that kind of thing. And shipping, they shipped flour all the way up to Baltimore," said Grandle.
The spring produces 6 million gallons of water a day, which he hopes the area will invest in as a resource.
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