“the oldest continually operating mill in Indiana”
The Bridgeton Mill is the oldest continually operating mill in Indiana(Possibly the Midwest ).We are not the oldest….Our claim to fame is we have been open every year for over 180 years.It started as a saw mill in a log building…Later the mill was rerigged to grind grains on the other side of the building(This had to be interesting flour).In 1869 the mill burns and a new larger building is built as a grist mill only.In the 1880′s the new roller milling process is installed and it operated as a rollermill until 1951.In 1951 a dust explosion destroyed the water power and put an end to theflour milling days.The building was electrified and it ran as a feed mill until 1969.In 1970 a set of 48 inch French Buhr Stones were installed and it started operating as a grist mill once again.The stones weigh over 2000 lbs and are estimated to be 200 years old.Come and watch as the massive stones gently grind the wheat into flour and the corn into meal. Feel the vibration in the floor as they do their work.
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