In Fall of 2015, they shoveled-tested around the mill, looking for subsurface features that were preserved. This fall, the students began small scale excavations, opening three units and exploring two different areas of the mill - one at the head of the mill race and another underneath the current mill race.
Many places I go to visit are run by people who care. They are run by people who volunteer to put their blood, sweat and tears in, by people who dedicate their weekends and elbow grease to make something wonderful.
Some say it looks like a spaceship landed on Sawnee Mountain while others don't even know it's up there. But still others know the Barker House as a private home where local architect Jim Barker and his wife lived until his death.