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The Mill Wheel

Graue Mill, built in 1852, is one of two water-powered gristmills still operating in Illinois. Situated on Salt Creek, the mill is operated by the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, and once served as a safe stop for fleeing slaves on the Underground Railroad.

Photo by Daniel M. Reck.

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