I work in the Town of Perry which used to have several water powered mills and factories. In fact, my Grandmother worked at one of them when they moved here from Chicago. Quite a bit of the local Polish population came to town for mill jobs.
This boulder mounted sign sits next to my office building to commemorate the Richmond-Andrus Mill, constructed in 1872 as a sawmill just off Main Street. I'm hoping you can enlarge the photo to read the info - if not I can type it out for y'all.
|September 23 - 29, 2020
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This is how the area looks today:
According to the sign, the sawmill was converted to the first local frozen food locker in 1949 and later was owned by Rich Plan. Sadly the building has been empty for many years. The parking lot behind and to the right of the building was once the millpond and the "creek" (overgrown on the left) is actually the outlet for our local lake and drinking water source.