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Hykaway Grist Mill


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This is a reproduction of the grist mill which contains the original stones cut of prairie granite by Oper Hykaway of the Meleb District in the Interlake Region of Manitoba.

Although the stones are authentic, scrap pieces of metal from railway cars were utilized in making the mill operational.

The upper storey contains a French grain cleaner, grain cleaned and dropped to the floor below for milling flour.

Milling extends back to the earliest days of settlement in Manitoba, where the farmer took his flour to a mill in order to have grist produced. In the initial pioneer stages, settlers ground their own flour on mill stones or he ground his flour by hand.

In return for his services, the miller accepted a wide variety of payment extending from pigs to chickens and other assorted foodstuffs.

The grist mill is fully operational during Reunion.


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