Champion Mill State Historical Park
|Champion Mill State Historical Park|
|Nebraska State Historical Park|
Champion Mill building. The milldam is out of frame to the right.
|- elevation||3,261 ft (994 m) |
|Area||4 acres (2 ha)|
|Management||Nebraska Game and Parks Commission|
Champion Mill State Historical Park is a park in Chase County, Nebraska, USA, preserving the state's last working water-powered mill. Formerly a Nebraska state historic park, the county park is located in the community of Champion, Nebraska.
The mill complex was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1988 for being a well-preserved and long-running example of mills common to the late-19th/early-20th centuries, and because its mill pond was a significant recreational destination in southwestern Nebraska. The historic district comprises the 1887 dam, headrace, and the three-story frame mill whose oldest sections was built in 1892.
In 2013, ownership of Champion Mill State Historical Park (SHP) and the 11-acre adjacent State Recreation Area (SRA) was transferred from the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission to Chase County. The site includes the lake created by the impoundment of the Frenchman River.
- "Champion Mill State Historical Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 1999-05-05. Retrieved 2012-10-23.
- "Champion Mill State Historical Park". Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Retrieved 22 October 2012.
- Hajek, Timothy J. (1988-02-24). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Champion Mill" (PDF). Retrieved 2013-02-05.
- Carolyn Lee (July 8, 2013). "Champion Mill, Lake transfer to Chase County ownership". The Wauneta Breeze. Retrieved 20 December 2014.
- "Champion Mill SHP and SRA to Change Hands July 1". Nebraska Game and Parks. June 18, 2013. Retrieved 20 December 2014.
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