This stencil was used for labeling containers of flour produced at the Mingus Mill. The stencil identifies the product (flour), grade (XX), quantity (98 lbs.), and the mill (Mingus).
Mingus Mill is located a half-mile north of the Oconaluftee Visitor Center in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Built in 1886 to grind wheat and corn, this historic grist mill uses a water-powered turbine instead of a water wheel to power all of the machinery in the building. The mill was restored by the National Park Service in 1937 with the help of Aden Carver, a local resident in his 90s who had worked on the mill's original construction.