Felicity-Franklin FFA chapter visited historic Metamora

November 13th, 2009    Author: Staff Report    Filed Under: Community

The Felicity-Franklin FFA visited historical Metamora, Indiana on their way to National Convention Oct. 21.

While visiting Metamora, the chapter visited the Grist Mill. This building was built in 1845 and has housed a cotton mill, flour mill, feed mill, and now it is an operating grist mill and museum.

The chapter was able to see the mill in full operation grinding corn into various products.

Another attraction at historical Metamora was the Whitewater Canal.

Felicity-Franklin FFA members at historical Metamora, Ind.
The Whitewater Canal was built in the 1800's. The cannel is 101 miles long and stretches from Hagerstown, Ind. to Cincinnati.

Along the route of the canal, there are 56 locks. Historic Metamora offers a horse drawn canal boat ride through the town on the historical Ben Franklin III.

While riding the Ben Franklin III, the canal boat was pulled by draft two horses.

The members of the Felicity-Franklin FFA chapter enjoyed learning about historic Metamora and its contribution to the world of agriculture.

Tracey Wheeler

Felicity FFA Reporter
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