P. Gatter

Name ID 2353

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2007 Publishes: Glenk, Helmut, with Blaich, Horst, & Gatter, Peer Shattered Dreams at Kilimanjaro


Extract ID: 5608

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Extract Author: P Gatter
Page Number: 2008 04 07

Channel of the flour mill that my great grandfather built

When in Arusha last week I was so lucky to find the channel of the flour mill that my great grandfather built along the Temi in 1911, see attached picture (that's me in the photo). It starts about 100 meters north of the railroad bridge and carries on up north for about 300 meters - It is fed by three spings surfacing next to the Temi.

The house is unfortunately gone. It was exactly at that spot where the railway is crossing the Temi now.

Extract ID: 5609

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Extract Author: P. Gatter
Page Number: 2008 04 07a
Extract Date: 2008

Bridge and mill

Today the mill and house of the Bauer’s have vanished. They had been built at the spot, where later the railroad bridge would pass the Temi. The canal has however survived, even part of the concrete lining in its lower part is still existent. It runs for about 300 meters on the eastern side of the Temi, and joins the Temi some 150 meters north of the railway bridge. Since the Temi has changed its course over the past decades, it has destroyed the lower part of the canal, but some of the concrete elements are still found and are today used as a favourite spot of locals washing their clothes in the river.

Extract ID: 5614
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