Gamble Mansion Sugar Roller - Ellenton, FL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member TaoZero
N 27° 31.425 W 082° 31.577
17R E 349267 N 3045375
Quick Description: Located on the grounds of The Gamble Mansion and Plantation
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 10/12/2010 6:04:35 PM
Waymark Code: WM9XW6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member graylling
Views: 7

Long Description:
The Gamble Mansion is located at
3708 Patten Avenue
Ellenton, Florida
Phone: (941) 723-4536

At the close of the Seminole War in 1842, this frontier was opened to settlement. Major Robert Gamble and other sugar planters soon located along the rich Manatee River valley, and by 1845 a dozen plantations were producing for the New Orleans market.
The Gamble sugar mill, one of the south's largest, was destroyed by Union raiders in 1864.
(from Florida Historical Marker Number F-162)

The sugar mill at Gamble plantation was destroyed during the Civil War and large segments of the brick walls of the destroyed sugarhouse were removed in subsequent years. The mill site was acquired by the state in 2002 in hopes of preserving what remained of this important component of the Gamble plantation. Vegetation has been removed from around the ruins and a fence has been erected to allow viewing of the site while providing for its protection.

(from www.floridastateparks.org/history/parkhistory.cfm?parkid=7)
Type of Equipment: Sugar Cane Crushing Mill Rollers

Approximate age: 160

Still in Use?: No

Location:
Located on the grounds of The Gamble Mansion 3708 Patten Avenue Ellenton, Florida Phone: (941) 723-4536 Website information at: www.floridastateparks.org/gambleplantation/default.cfm


Fee for Access: yes

Manufacturer and model: Not listed

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