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MICHIE_050915_006.JPG: The Meadow Run Grist Mill was built around 1797. The Michies owned and operated a mill and general store on their land. At the turn of the century, the mill fell from decay. In order to recreate the Michie's Tavern-plantation (which stretched for several miles) Historic Michie Tavern relocated the Meadow Run Grist Mill from nearby Laurel Hill, VA. The 18th-century mill was painstakingly reconstructed to ensure the preservation of milling operations of that time. The General Store, housed on the first floor, offers visitors a mercantile atmosphere of the 1800s.
MICHIE_050915_030.JPG: Michie Tavern was built in 1784
MICHIE_050915_052.JPG: This is the 1822 Sowell House
MICHIE_050915_068.JPG: The Tobacco Barn was built around 1797. It was once used to hang and dry harvested tobacco plants. Tobacco was the primary cash crop in early Virginia. Many large landholders, including the Michies, grew tobacco as their principal money-making crop.
However, in time, these same planters cursed tobacco for depleting the soil. Furthermore, as the 19th century approached, tobacco became less profitable. Farmers switched to wheat, corn, and other "small grains" which allowed the Old Dominion to be more self-sufficient.
This barn was relocated to Michie Tavern in 1992. It is currently used to store rural Virginia structures that will be part of our Marketplace. In the future, this barn will offer both exhibition and retail space along with live demonstrations of period trades.
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Wikipedia Description: Michie Tavern
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Michie Tavern, located in Albemarle County, Virginia, is a Virginia Historic Landmark that was established in 1784 by Scotsman William Michie, though in Earlysville. The Tavern served as the social center of its community and provided travelers with food, drink and lodging. It remained in operation, in the Michie family, until 1910, when it came to be owned by the Commonwealth of Virginia. In 1927, the Tavern was purchased by the Josephine Henderson, who had it moved seventeen miles from Earlysville to its present location, close to Monticello.
The tavern is proximal to several other notable historic attractions:
* Ash Lawn-Highland
* University of Virginia
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1999_VA_Michie: VA -- Charlottesville -- Michie Tavern (7 photos from 1999)
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2005 photos: Equipment this year: I used four cameras -- two Fujifilm S7000 cameras (which were plagued by dust inside the lens), a new Fujifilm S5200 (nice but not great and I hated the proprietary xD memory chips), and a Canon PowerShot S1 IS (returned because it felt flimsy to me). I gave my Epson camera to my catsitter. Both of the S7000s were in for repairs over Christmas.
Trips this year: Florida (for Lotusphere), a driving trip down south (seeing sites in North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, and Georgia), Williamsburg, and Chicago.
Number of photos taken this year: 147,000.
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