Olive Mill - San Juan Capistrano, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
N 33° 30.138 W 117° 39.767
11S E 438438 N 3707170
Quick Description: The remains of this mill are located on the grounds of the Mission San Juan Capistrano.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 11/28/2013 10:01:50 AM
Waymark Code: WMJK9P
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Thorny1
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Long Description:
All that remains of this olive mill are two millstones located in a circular basin with two columns on either side with a horizontal beam connecting the brick columns.
A sign at the site reads:

"Olive Mill

Built around the 1880s and reconstructed in the 1930s,
this unconventional two-wheel, olive mill was used to
crush olives for juice extraction. Evidence indicated
that the pulp produced was pressed in a room within
the west wing industrial complex. Processed olive
juice was used to produce olive oil for cooking, lamps,
medicines and protective leather balm."

See the Mission's website for the Mill at (visit link)
Year built?: 1830s

Is the mill or gin still in operation?: No

What is or was processed here?: olive oil

Are tours available?: Yes, on a regular basis.

How is or was it powered?: unknown

Related link to this waymark.: [Web Link]

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