Thorp Mill, Thorp, Washington

A day trip over Snoqualmie Pass to Kittitas County gave me the opportunity to visit the Thorp Mill.

I expected to find a dilapidated former mill. Instead, I found it open and staffed by a helpful guide.

“How many people will visit today?”

“Seven.”

“Including me?”

“Yes, that would include you.”

I’ll crib off the Wikipedia page and tell you that the mill was build in 1879. A series of canals divert Yakima River water to turn the grinding wheels. In 1907 a steam generator was added which furnished electricity to launder clothes two mornings a week and light homes a few hours each evening.

In 1977 the mill was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

Photos are slightly edited jpegs (Classic Chrome) from a Fuji x100f.

Thorp, Washington. Saturday, August 3, 2019. Fuji X100F.
Thorp, Washington. Saturday, August 3, 2019. Fuji X100F.
Thorp, Washington. Saturday, August 3, 2019. Fuji X100F.
Thorp, Washington. Saturday, August 3, 2019. Fuji X100F.
Thorp, Washington. Saturday, August 3, 2019. Fuji X100F.
Thorp, Washington. Saturday, August 3, 2019. Fuji X100F.
Thorp, Washington. Saturday, August 3, 2019. Fuji X100F.
Thorp, Washington. Saturday, August 3, 2019. Fuji X100F.

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