The Crystal Mill on the edge of the tiny village of Crystal, Colorado, is a scenic destination for many hikers on the road to Crystal.
Built in 1892-93, it was not a “mill” in the traditional sense, but generated compressed air which was used by the Sheep Mountain Tunnel and Mining Company.
The mining company closed in 1917. The building fell into disuse and the wheel is gone. Yet, the structure continues to attract admirers and photographers.
The Crystal Mill is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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