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DRAGUTIN KARAŽINEC'S WATERMILL

DRAGUTIN KARAŽINEC'S WATERMILL

 

The Dragutin Karažinec's watermill is a famous mill, located opposite the parish church of St. Mary Magdalene, which was built of massive masonry and served as a family home and as a place for the poor. It was driven by two large waterwheels. The original owner was Franjo Pust, and the later owner was Viktor Karažinec. The watermill stopped working in 1969, and the last miller was Dragutin Karažinec, who inherited it from his father. Dragutin Karažinec was an active mountaineer and representative of the Ivanec Mountaineering Society and received recognition for his merits. It should be noted that rivalry between mill owners was often present, especially in the summer when Bistrica's water resources were reduced. This often created problems, especially for the Karažinec's watermill with an insufficient amount of water for milling activities.