Historic mill to get a boost

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Historic mill to get a boost

Grant for Sound Democrat, built 1905-06 near Silverton

Historic mill to get a boost

Above: The Sound Democrat Mill, thanks to stabilization efforts in the 1990s, now sits intact on a hillside on Placer Gulch northeast of Silverton. Top: The Sound Mill was crumbling before stabilization work.
Inside the Sound Democrat Mill are seven stamps, remaining from an operation that shut down more than 100 years ago.
Before stabilization work was done by the Bureau of Land Management and volunteers in the early to mid-1990s, the Sound Democrat Mill was crumbling.
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