The Old Mill
Ebony Hunter brought a friend to see the Old Mill.
Many people like to take pictures at the Old Mill.
It's almost like stepping into another world and that was the idea when the old mill was constructed more than 75 years ago.
North Little Rock developer Justin Matthews said he wanted to preserve the memory of Arkansas pioneers in a picturesque manner, and it appears he succeeded. The Old Mill may be the most photographed location in town.
"We took a lot of pictures of the kids, took pictures of the mill itself, a lot of the scenery that's around here," Tanya Betts says.
She and her family moved here from Atlanta a year ago. Betts saw pictures of a friend's children taken at the Old Mill and says she couldn't wait to take some of her own.
Betts says, "I love doing photography. It's one of my hobbies. So I found it very intriguing, just the surrounding. It was great."
In fact, the mill has caught the eye of photographers both amateur and professional, right from the very beginning.
In 1939, a shot of the Old Mill was featured in the opening credits of the movie "Gone with the Wind." No one is really sure why director David Selznick chose the Old Mill. None of the rest of the movie was shot anywhere near here. But it is believed to be the only structure in the movie, still standing to this day.
The mill isn't real, just a reproduction of what a mill of the early 1800s might have looked. But that doesn't seem to matter to anyone.
"And every time I have people come in town, I come and show them because I'm so in love with it," Ebony Hunter says.
She brought a friend from Dallas to see the mill. Hunter says the place has an attraction that appeals to both young and old.
"It's a mesmerizing place, "says Hunter. "And each season if you come, because I've come pretty much every season when I have visitors, it gives you a totally different look every season. Spring is probably my favorite, because all the flowers are in bloom.
No matter when you come, you'll see people taking pictures, and people taking pictures for other people.
It's clear there's an attraction here.
But is it the way the evening light falls on the mill's stone walls, or the way this place makes you feel.
For most visitors - perhaps both are worth remembering.