The project was carried out in 2005. It accomplished the following:
This project was approved by the Montgomery County Parks Department and was be implemented by volunteers. The Goshen Mills Chapter of the D.A.R. has adopted this project and will provide volunteers to help carry it out. Also, the Goshen Historical Preservation Society and the Goshen Civic Association provided volunteers and publicity for the project. The volunteers working at the site were under the direction of Frank Ierardi. Contact: Frank Ierardi .
Davis Mill foundation wall and mill site - May 28 2005
Rocks from a four foot section of wall are laid out and a hole for the footing dug. - May 28, 2005
The first footing is poured. - June 1, 2005. . . . Cement gets mixed. - June 4, 2005
While James prepares rocks for the wall, Barbara, Bonnie and Earl clear the path to the ruins. - June 4, 2005
The parking area and pathway are open and the restored stone wall starts to grow. - June 4, 2005
Volunteers clear the mill site of vegetation. Cindy, Mary, and Aisha stood still long enough for a picture. - June 11, 2005
Larry mixes another batch of cement
and the wall gets a little taller. - June 11, 2005
The mill site appears from the vegetation. - June 11, 2005
Thanks to the 18 volunteers who helped out. - June 18, 2005
More volunteers. - June 18, 2005
... and more volunteers - June 18, 2005
Volunteers and the path to the ruins- June 18, 2005
The ruins and the still growing wall - June 18, 2005
Volunteers uncovered the 4th wall and more stone is added to the wall.- June 25, 2005
An unidentified artifact is found. - June 25, 2005
Volunteers continue working as the wall nears completion - July 2, 2005
Thanks to the volunteers who showed up to help lift the heavy capstones into place. After some cement work, the wall is completed - July 9, 2005
Oct. 15 - At the dedication of the historic marker, Commissioner John Robertson addresses the assembly and the procession to the marker.
The marker is unveiled and the descendents of John Davis and other mill owners at the historic marker.
May 7, 2006 Work to reset the stones at the corner of the mill foundation progresses.
May 13, 2006 The corner wall is restacked and ready for the cap stone.
May 27, 2006 The cap stone is lifted into place. Thanks Chris, Frank, Keith, and Larry.
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