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Lindsborg in McPherson County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Smoky Valley Roller Mills

National Historic Landmark

 
 
Smoky Valley Roller Mills Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 30, 2012
1. Smoky Valley Roller Mills Marker
Inscription.

Original gristmill and dam established 1872
Destroyed by fire and rebuilt as roller mill 1889
Rebuilt in present form 1898
and shut down 1955
Restored by Smoky Valley Historical Society for McPherson County Old Mill Museum
1974-1981

Dedicated October 24, 1981


 
Erected 1981 by Smoky Valley Historical Society.
 
Location. 38° 33.948′ N, 97° 40.452′ W. Marker is in Lindsborg, Kansas, in McPherson County. Marker is on Mill Street west of 1st Street, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at the Old Mill Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 120 Mill Street, Lindsborg KS 67456, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Runbeck Mill (a few steps from this marker); Otto Johnson (within shouting distance of this marker); The Teichgraeber-Runbeck House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sweadal 1869 (about 300 feet away); Steve W. Train (about 300 feet away); The Swedish Pavilion (about 700 feet away); Home and Studio of Anton Pearson (approx. 0.2 miles away); "Methodist Mare" (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lindsborg.
 
Regarding Smoky Valley Roller Mills.
Smoky Valley Roller Mills and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 30, 2012
2. Smoky Valley Roller Mills and Marker
The mill has been restored to operating condition and grinds grain annually during Millfest, the first weekend in May. A real agricultural history treasure!
 
Also see . . .
1. Old Mill Museum, Lindsborg KS. (Submitted on February 6, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Smoky Valley Roller Mill National Register Nomination. (Submitted on February 6, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. AgricultureIndustry & CommerceMan-Made FeaturesWaterways & Vessels
 
Smoky Valley Roller Mills Interior image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 30, 2012
3. Smoky Valley Roller Mills Interior
Smoky Valley Roller Mills Interior image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 30, 2012
4. Smoky Valley Roller Mills Interior
Smoky Valley Roller Mills Interior image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 30, 2012
5. Smoky Valley Roller Mills Interior
Smoky Valley Roller Mills Interior image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 30, 2012
6. Smoky Valley Roller Mills Interior
Smoky Valley Roller Mills Interior image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 30, 2012
7. Smoky Valley Roller Mills Interior
Smoky Valley Roller Mills Interior image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 30, 2012
8. Smoky Valley Roller Mills Interior
Smoky Valley Roller Mills Interior image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 30, 2012
9. Smoky Valley Roller Mills Interior
Smoky Valley Roller Mills Interior image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 30, 2012
10. Smoky Valley Roller Mills Interior
Gears, belts, and chutes everywhere!
Smoky Valley Roller Mills Interior image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 30, 2012
11. Smoky Valley Roller Mills Interior
Smoky Valley Roller Mills Dam image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 30, 2012
12. Smoky Valley Roller Mills Dam
Old Mill Museum and Smoky Valley Roller Mills image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 30, 2012
13. Old Mill Museum and Smoky Valley Roller Mills
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 181 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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