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Near Augusta in Eau Claire County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Dells Mill

 
 
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By Keith L, July 21, 2009
1. Dells Mill Marker
Inscription. Water-powered grist mills ground the wheat that dominated Wisconsinís Civil War-era economy. Built in 1864, this mill was one of several serving area farmers. After wheat production moved westward, owners adapted the building to mill flour and grind feed.

A trip to Dells Mill could be an all-day family affair. Farmers often fished the millpond to pass the time. The millpond also provided a source for the winter ice harvest. A store, hotel, and school grew up nearby to serve the growing community.

Creating a millpond required the building of a dam to flood upstream land. The Wisconsin Territorial Legislature enacted legislation enabling dam construction in 1840.

Built along the dells of Bridge Creek, the base of the mill was carved into the sandstone bedrock. Massive hand-hewn timbers secured with wooden pegs make up the structure of the mill. Water turbines powered the milling process. A concrete dam replaced the original log structure in 1919. Dells Mill, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, operated continuously until 1968.
 
Erected 2006 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 510.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location.
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By Keith L, July 21, 2009
2. Dells Mill Marker
44° 43.539′ N, 91° 8.906′ W. Marker is near Augusta, Wisconsin, in Eau Claire County. Marker is on County Highway V 0.2 miles west of State Highway 27, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at The Dells Mill and Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: E18855 County Highway V, Augusta WI 54722, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Iron Brigade (approx. 3.2 miles away); Augusta Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.4 miles away); Fairchild War Monument (approx. 13.2 miles away); Edson Union Cemetery (approx. 15.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  The Dells Mill and Museum. (Submitted on July 29, 2009.)
 
Additional keywords. Wisconsin Registered Landmark 117
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels
 
Dells Mill image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, July 21, 2009
3. Dells Mill
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By Keith L, May 4, 2014
4. Dells Mill
Plaques on Mill image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, May 4, 2014
5. Plaques on Mill
United States Tourist Council Recommended ē Wisconsin Registered Landmark 117 Wisconsin Council for Local History ē This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior
Dells Mill Plaques image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, May 4, 2014
6. Dells Mill Plaques
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By Keith L, May 4, 2014
7. Dells Mill
National Register of Historic Places #74000086
Listed December 24, 1974
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By Keith L, May 4, 2014
8. Dells Mill and Marker
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By Keith L, May 4, 2014
9. Back of Marker
Nearby Dells School image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, May 4, 2014
10. Nearby Dells School
1866
 
 
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