The Mill at Cedar Creek.
In the town of Woodland is Washington State’s only water powered grain grinding mill,
and one of only a small handful still existing on the west coast of the USA.
The Cedar Creek Grist Mill was built in 1876 by George Woodham and his two sons,
and over the next 50 years or so went through several different hands and operated in
various degrees until it began to fall into a state of disrepair in the 1950’s.
It was then purchased by the Washington State Fisheries Department
who removed the dam and installed a fish ladder, but time and weather
had taken its toll on the mill. In the early 1960’s the property was leased by the
Fort Vancouver Historical Society, and they got the Mill registered as
a Historical Place and were able to raise the money needed to replace the
rotting foundation. In the 1980’s local residents formed
the “Friends of Cedar Creek Grist Mill”, and over the next decade volunteered
their time and effort to restore the mill to its former glory.
The Cedar Creek Grist Mill is now operated by volunteers as a working museum
and hosts a number of public events over the course of the year.
It’s a very beautiful place to visit, any time of the year.
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