Katy Rice Mill

Due west of Houston, lies the small town of Katy. It used to be far from the fourth largest city in the nation, but like many small rural areas, is was gradually swallowed by the urban sprawl. There are still trademarks of it’s history to be found. One is hard to miss, the rice mill. I can’t say whether it’s still in operation, but Katy does host the annual Rice Harvest Festival celebrating its agricultural heritage every October. It’s a genuine small festival with a parade and more.

Due west of Houston, lies the small town of Katy. It used to be far from the fourth largest city in the nation, but like many small rural areas, is was gradually swallowed by the urban sprawl. There are still trademarks of it's history to be found. One is hard to miss, the rice mill. Photo by Tim Stanley Photography

3 thoughts on “Katy Rice Mill

    1. Thanks. I have passed by this frequently and only recently thought to stop and shoot it. I want to go back sometime when the sun is lower and see what happens.

  1. I like all of your new pictures but this one reminds me of the Rice Mill in Richmond that is no longer in operation. I was 20 something when I climbed up to the top of the tower with a friend that worked there. I made the mistake of looking down before I made the very shaky descent back down the ladder. Being 20 something makes you think you’re brave and invincible! It wasn’t a very wise activity. However, I loved that I was “brave” once and am still alive to talk about it.

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