The Truchas Mill: The Last Working Spanish Colonial Flour Mill

At Las Golondrinas Living Museum near Santa Fe New Mexico, lies the last operating Spanish Colonial flour mill. Constructed by Jose de la Luz Barela in the village of Truchas, New Mexico in 1873, this traditional Hispanic horizontal water wheel powered grist mill was purchased and moved to Las Golondrinas in 1968.  Reassembled there by Lauriano Córdova, today his grandson Lauriano operates the mill, demonstrating it's sophisticated simplicity to visitors and his grandson, Ravi.

Directed by
Scott Andrews