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.

Stone And Concrete Sluice
The stone-and-concrete sluice, or millrace, to the Gaston Mill wheel.
Photo By Sam Moore