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The first phase of the Ozark Mill’s restoration started last March.

Almost a year later, the long process of returning the mill to its new foundation began Wednesday, but at a snail pace.

Crews say it will take about three weeks for the mill to make its 80-foot journey back on the foundation, where it will stand three feet higher to prevent flood damage.

The next phase will be building the retail and restaurant space inside.