Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Going Local-Murray's Mill


This past weekend,
we ventured to a place we'd heard about,
but hadn't yet gotten around to visiting.
We were lured by the promise of a farmers' market,
but were a bit disappointed when we found only a few vendors.
Nonetheless, it was a chance to get out and about.

Murray's Mill is situated in Catawba, NC,
 and hosts several historic structures.
The mill itself was built in 1913 by John Murray,
 who was the son of the original miller in the area.
The mill is open for tours most days.
For days and times of availability,
call (828) 241-4299.
Located near the mill were walking trails,
bordered by a perpetual running stream.
The moving water was such a relaxing sound.
 The Murray and Minges General Store across the street from the mill 
was worth a look see.
There's nothing I love more than an old school screen door.
The store hales from the 1890's
and makes visitors feel like they've stepped back in time.

When was the last time 
you saw a soda dispenser like this one?

The beautiful wood floors add to the experience by creaking ever so slightly
as you make your way around the mercantile.
All sorts of old fashioned candies, local jams and honey,
as well as gifts galore can be found on these shelves.

In another section of the store is the soda fountain,
where many a sweet treat surely was shared.

I'm glad we took the time to discover another local treasure.
You can learn more about Murray's Mill on their website,
found here.


  1. That looks like a good adventure, despite the disappointing farmer's market. I hope you got some of the rain yesterday. We only got a sprinkle.

    1. We did get some, and grateful for it. More rain on the way!

      Thank you for stopping in.

  2. Daisy, I do like to step back in time and wonder about how it would have been living in those days. I have to wonder about what people will think 75 or 100 years from now about our life style.

    Thanks for sharing the adventure of the past.

    Nebraska Dave
    Urban Farmer

    1. Yes, those days are fascinating. I enjoy historical fiction for the same reason.

      Enjoy your day!

  3. What a beautiful little place. And that general store! So sweet. I agree that the screened front door and squeaky wooden floors add so much to the charm. Looks like you had a nice time.

    1. It was nice to get out and do something. And we both love history. I'll bet you have many places like this where you live.


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