Old Dawt Mill, Ozark County, MO: Our Recent Visit
One of the Mills on our recent 5-Mill Tour in Ozark County, Missouri - have you taken the tour?
The Old Dawt Mill was built on the North Fork of the White River in 1900 by Alva Hodgson, master millwright, a few miles of present day Tecumseh, Missouri. It currently serves as the centerpiece of a fine resort known for its canoeing, kayaking and the trout fishing. The restaurant in the old mill building was closed the day we visited. My wife, Nancy, my daughter, Allison, and I visited on a Monday in August 2012.
Allison and I both took photos. Each of the photos in this lens is taken from that group of photos. The intro photo is of the wheel on the north end of the mill building.
I hope you can pick up some of the enjoyment we felt from the visit from the photos we share below.
Visited Ozark Mills?
Have you visited one or more Mills in the Ozarks?
Water Mills of the Missouri Ozarks - Great overview of Ozarks Mills at a reasonable price
This is one of our favorite books on this subject. It is full of information and great photos of Ozarks Mills throughout the Missouri Ozarks.
I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in this very neat subject, whether you can come visit or not! ;-)
The Mills of Ozark Country
- The Mills of Ozark Country website
This website is the one we used to direct our Mills Tours of Ozark Country. It was written by Phyllis Rossiter (see her book elsewhere on this lens) and was originally published in the Ozarks Mountaineer magazine.
The Old Dawt Mill is located on a back road along the North Fork of the White River
The place take you quick back in time to a slower pace and quieter life.
"Though the tin roof is rusted and the wood siding scoured by wind and time, the building looks much as it has since its construction in 1900..."
As you approach the mill, you note the housing units on the left, the many available canoes and kayaks on your right, and the clear, clean water of the North Fork just to the right beyond the mill building. This spring-fed river runs crystal clear and cold through the Mark Twain National Forest and is virtually pollution free. A United State Forest Service hydrologists has called it "the jewel of the Ozarks."
Trout fishermen from all over the country love it! ;-)
Photos from Old Dawt Mill - Many more could be shared, but these are representative.Click thumbnail to view full-size
Check us out! ;-) - Dawt Mill est. 1897
- Dawt Mill official website
Get all the latest information for a visit here at the official website of the Old Dawt Mill, including availability of various services.
A Living History of the Ozarks
This is a fine book of broader interest in life in the Ozarks. The author also wrote and published the Mills tour that we used to take our tour.
I highly recommend this book if you have any interest in Ozarks life. You don't need to life here to love the life and stories of living here.
Dam and pond on North Fork of White River; view upstream from Old Dawt Mill
Tecumseh, MO, on Google Maps
Tecumseh is the nearest town to Old Dawt Mill. The mill is a few miles to the east.