One place we visited was Great Smoky Mountains National Park, a new one for us. We planned to stay seven days, four on the south side of the park in Cherokee, NC, and three in Gatlinburg, TN. One of the places on the North Carolina side was Mingus Mill, which used a water wheel to turn a stone and grind grain. We went there in the morning since the location was heavily wooded and we hoped to avoid harsh mid-day sun. Create your Personal Portfolio Page and let us share it monthly to over 300,000 members and followers.