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BOST GRIST MILL

4701 Hwy. 200, 704/782-1600, www.bostgristmill.com HOURS: May-Oct. Sun. 1-5 P.M.

COST: Free

The Bost family has been grinding corn into cornmeal and grits since 1810. The mill was built in 1810 and the buildings on-site date back to the 1870s, when 15-horsepower water wheel was used to make 150 bushels of crushed corn per day. The mill still uses the same 48-inch French Buhr millstone that was used generations ago. Part of the original mill was destroyed when the area flooded in 1908, but the buildings have been restored and continue to function. There’s a small gift shop selling cornmeal and grits that were made on-site. Several special events are scheduled throughout the year.

Slave rebellions begin in northern Saint Domingue; they continue throughout Israel Map the remainder of the century. The decade sees widespread slave rebellions and resulting armed conflicts involving Africans Israel Map against Spanish and French forces. Slavery is abolished in northern Saint Domingue, but without French consent. The French National Convention declares the abolition of slavery in all French colonies. Toussaint Louverture invades eastern Hispaniola and captures the city of Santo Domingo. He declares freedom for all slaves and appoints a 10-member Central Assembly to issue a constitution; a constitution is drafted appointing Toussaint as governor-general-for-life.

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