Fries Mill

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you do know the southern chimney fell down last year don't you? I have heard anyway,aint been by it since it fell
Yes, noticed that a couple months ago. The rest are still up
 

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stiltzkin

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That seems suspicious. Seems pretty close together with the collapse of the single chimney that was at the ruins of the old house near the creek (I posted a photo in the first post in this thread). I wonder if someone is going back there and smashing them up.

Here's what the chimney in your first photo looked like in December 2022:
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All of the vines are gone as well?
 
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That seems suspicious. Seems pretty close together with the collapse of the single chimney that was at the ruins of the old house near the creek (I posted a photo in the first post in this thread). I wonder if someone is going back there and smashing them up.

Here's what the chimney in your first photo looked like in December 2022:
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All of the vines are gone as well?
I took those photos this past Sunday 2/25/24 and the one chimney was clear of vines while one was not. I did not photograph the collapsed chimney by the water.
 

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I took those photos this past Sunday 2/25/24 and the one chimney was clear of vines while one was not. I did not photograph the collapsed chimney by the water.

Ahh, I see now. I misunderstood. I thought that one of the chimneys at the site with 2 of them had been toppled. I thought your first photo was showing some damage, but now I see that it isn't, it's just that the vines have been cleared away from it. That is interesting. I wonder why that would be done. And to one of them but not the other.

I’m heading back out this weekend so I will document the collapsed chimney if you’d like.

That one, the one by the creek, was already collapsed when I was last there, a little over a year ago.
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Ahh, I see now. I misunderstood. I thought that one of the chimneys at the site with 2 of them had been toppled. I thought your first photo was showing some damage, but now I see that it isn't, it's just that the vines have been cleared away from it. That is interesting. I wonder why that would be done. And to one of them but not the other.



That one, the one by the creek, was already collapsed when I was last there, a little over a year ago.
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Thats not as bad as i imagined,half of its still there
 
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stiltzkin

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If anyone wants to see how it used to look, it's at around 4:40 in this video, which is what got me interested in going there in the first place:


This also has footage of the adjacent NJ Silica Sand company ruins.

I really enjoy Tom Lynskey's work; he has so many great videos on many interesting topics and is worth subscribing to. However, I will note that he does pronounce both "Maurice River" and "Fries Mill" (should sound like "Frees Mill") like an out-of-towner in this video :)
 
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If anyone wants to see how it used to look, it's at around 4:40 in this video, which is what got me interested in going there in the first place:


This also has footage of the adjacent NJ Silica Sand company ruins.

I really enjoy Tom Lynskey's work; he has so many great videos on many interesting topics and is worth subscribing to. However, I will note that he does pronounce both "Maurice River" and "Fries Mill" (should sound like "Frees Mill") like an out-of-towner in this video :)
"this is gold Jerry, gold!"
 
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66C10

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I wish I could share the article about the passing of the mayflower descendant Louise Banks in 1931. It mentions her and her husband Wilson Banks owning 7000 acres in port Elizabeth and Manumuskin. It also mentions she worked as a telegraph operator in Manumuskin station which is where they meant. When the station was abandoned Mr. banks purchased the station and kept it standing as a reminder. So we know the station was abandoned but still standing as of 1931. The guy that shared it on Facebook gave me permission but I don’t know what newspaper is from and don’t want to have copyright issues here:(
 
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