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Mill Monday 20 – Chickies

Welcome to Mill Monday! It’s time to feature another one of Lancaster County Pennsylvania’s water-powered grist mills. This week features the Chickies Roller Mill in East Donegal Township, also known as the Donegal Mill. There were three mills that were called “Donegal Mill” at one time or...

Mill Monday 19 – White Horse

Welcome to Mill Monday! It’s time to feature another one of Lancaster County Pennsylvania’s water-powered grist mills. This week features the White Horse mill also known as Henderson’s or Stauffer’s mill. This mill is located on the White Horse Run in Salisbury Township.

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Mill Monday 18 – Blue Rock

Welcome to Mill Monday! It’s time to feature another one of Lancaster County Pennsylvania’s water-powered grist mills. This week features the Blue Rock Mill in Manor township also known as Witmer’s Mill. The mill is the current home of the Blue Rock Heritage Center.

Mill Monday 17 – Lake

Welcome to another edition of Mill Monday! Each week I feature one of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania’s remaining water-powered grist mills. This week features the Lake Mill in Manor township, so called because of the large pond that provided water for the mill.

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Mill Monday 16 – Donegal

Welcome the sixteenth edition of Mill Monday! Each week I feature one of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania’s remaining water-powered grist mills. This week we return to East Donegal Township and visit another mill that was built around the time of the American Revolution, the Donegal Mill and Plantation...

Mill Monday 15 – Baumgardner’s/Burnt II

Welcome the fifteenth edition of Mill Monday! Every Monday morning, I feature a grist mill located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Last week I introduced two mills on the Pequea Creek in Pequea Township. This is the second part of that series. (The photograph attached to this post...

Big Dan on the War Path

While researching the Chickies Rolling mill, I came across this article in the August 8, 1881 edition of the Intelligencer Journal. The story isn’t specifically about the mill but is about one of the employees of the mill. The man was employed as a “puddler”. A puddler...

Mill Monday 14 – Baumgardners/Burnt I

Welcome the fourteenth edition of Mill Monday! Every Monday morning, I feature a grist mill located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. This week I am highlighting two mills whose stories are intertwined. They are both situated on the Pequea Creek in Pequea Township. The two mills are Baumgardner’s...

Mill Monday 13 – Hershey

Welcome another edition of Mill Monday! Every Monday morning, I feature a grist mill located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Today, I am highlighting Hershey’s Mill in Manor Township. It was common for a mill to be sold several times during its history. As the mill changed owners,...

Mill Monday 12 – Oregon

Welcome another edition of Mill Monday! Every Monday morning, I feature a grist mill located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Today’s mill is the Oregon Roller Mill in Manheim Township. The original mill in Oregon, previously known as Catfish, was built when the fur trader Peter Bezaillion was...