Boy’s Diary Tells of Water Wheels in the Early 1800s

For centuries, water wheels provided power for a variety of uses. Eric Sloane’s book "Diary of an Early American Boy" looks at the impact of a mill powered by an overshot water wheel in the early 1800s.

Gate Into Sluice
The gate into the sluice from the mill pond at Gaston’s mill.
Photo By Sam Moore