Low river exposes historic site
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Low water levels on the Sangamon River have exposed some of Sangamon County's pioneer past.
Foundation blocks and possibly some of the inner workings of what was once Carpenter's Mill have been revealed at Riverside Park, just west of the Business Route 55 Bridge.
The mill operated between 1830 and 1870. Pictures from the Sangamon Valley Collection of the Lincoln Library show a three-story structure sitting on an elevated foundation above the Sangamon River.
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