I tend to like abandoned structures and also stone walls, in looking through my photographs I came across not actual stone walls but the stone wall ruins of an abandoned woolen mill in Dingman’s Ferry, PA.
Around 1826 Joseph Brooks, a Welshman who had immigrated to Philadelphia built a woolen mill of stone, 3 1/2 stories high in Dingmans Ferry. He employed about 80 workers.
His sheep however, were devoured by wolves or died from eating poisonous laurel. Supplies, operatives and materials such as expensive raw wool, had to be brought in from Philadelphia and the finished products shipped back to Philadelphia by wagons, a trip which took 10 days. Brooks died in 1832 and the mill was abandoned. Here are my pictures of the ruins of the mill.