Stone Wheels

These huge stone wheels (old millstones) can be found all over the grounds at the Tubac Presidio Historic Park, many with varied carved designs. Two wheels would be mounted horizontally on a center post – one was secured and the other could rotate above it – turned by horses or donkeys tethered to a crossbar. The grain was ground between the two wheels.

Tubac, Arizona (pop. 1191)

Sketch© Jessica Wesolek

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  1. I haven’t been to Tubac in years and now I may have to make a trip. Thanks

  2. Tubac is such a treasure for sketching that I have held sketching workshops there. Do make the trip if you can.

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