These two stones serve as a monument of sorts for the founding of our village. The original land grantee, Mr.. Hartt, had established a grist mill which operated somewhat from the time of the original land grant in 1804 until the grist mill was sold in 1902 by its then owner "Buckwheat" Smith. 'Miller' Smith ground wheat and buckwheat into flour for the local populace and crushed peas and oats for livestock feed. These stones are still intact today testifying to their hardiness and endurance from years of use in the grist mill. At close inspection they appear to have a granite base.
I am linking today to Thursday's Challenge and the theme of hard. This meme can be found at: