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The Mill Top to Bottom

February 16, 2015


I’m going to start a new series today called the Mill Top to Bottom. So we will start with the fifth floor which is where the selector for the two main grain elevators was located. The grain traveled up to the fifth floor and there the miller selected which of 14 chutes it would be routed to using the turn wheel on the first floor. Also pictured is Joe Hanna adding a new roof to the very top of the Mill in October of 2008.

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  1. February 16, 2016

    hi, my mother was olive brooks richards, her dad harry d. brooks was the LAST & REAL MILLER of the mill. this was back in the 40″s . the miller’s house was right next door she was raised around the mill all her life as were we girls. we used to run & play there,we were very careful. my grandmother mamie brooks used to make my sister & i dresses’s out of the flour sacks. oh how we loved those dresses because grandma made them!! i was heart broken when my neice told me about the mill & my grandma’s house burning down. grandma& grandad’s house was my sister’s & my special place to go oh how we loved it there !!!. i use to visit every time i came to emlenton but sadly no more. we use to drive by when we went to the cemetery to put flowers on their graves. i will look & see in my moms stuff if she has any pictures of the mill. thank you for listening to me. sincerely nancy h. deloe

    • February 16, 2016

      Thanks for your information. It’s great to hear stories about people who loved the Mill. May we post it on the Mill’s Facebook page? Thanks, Paul

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