The Locklyn Mill of Locust Grove

Caitlin Caum
Gristmills like Locklyn Mill transformed the physical and cultural landscape of Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and the globe. At the height of wheat production in Virginia, mills played a large part in sustaining social structures, economic power based on ownership of the land, and community development and eventually, decline. The capitalist-based culture highly relied on the exploitation of land, natural resources, and people into order to thrust a select few into prominence. This presentation explores...
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