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Wilderness, ruins make lake top spot

...once used water to power wheels that spun cotton and milled flour. Burton's Mill was built in 1840 and the Hopewell Cotton Factory was from the same era. Another of Mr. Dean's favorite sites lies just off a peninsula at Bobby Brown State...
Metro | Weather
A past washed away

...power wheels that spun cotton and helped mill flour for Piedmont plantations. The ruins include remnants of the Hopewell Cotton Factory, its auxiliary buildings and Burton's Mill, which once stood across the river at Anthony Shoals -- now inundated...
Metro | Natural history and anthropology