Grist mill nearly done at big Union City park

UNION CITY, Tenn. (AP) -- A working grist mill is nearly complete at the $100 million Discovery Park of America in Union City, Tenn.

According to the Union City Daily Messenger, volunteers have worked on the mill for five years. The water wheel is in place and workers are finishing the framework.

The park is scheduled to open in early 2013 and will feature the Discovery Center, the main 100,000-square-foot exhibit building with nine galleries covering three floors. A 20,000-gallon Reelfoot Lake aquarium and a theater with an earthquake simulation are also planned as part of the center. Reelfoot Lake was created by a series of earthquakes in 1811-12.

The park complex also will feature a log cabin village, a farm equipment showcase, an amphitheater, a train depot and chapel.


Information from: Union City Daily Messenger,

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