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Lander in Fremont County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Lander's Mill

1888

 

—Lander's Mill —

 
Lander's Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 30, 2016
1. Lander's Mill Marker
Inscription. By 1887-88 the farmers were pushing for a local flour mill and went as far as putting up some of their own money to entice someone to take on the project.  At that time, wheat was grown in abundance but little was sold except as chicken feed.  J. D. Woodruff took up the offer, invested some of his own money, and soon had a mill up and running— and producing flour.
 
Erected by Fremont County Museum.
 
Location. 42° 49.939′ N, 108° 43.668′ W. Marker is in Lander, Wyoming, in Fremont County. Marker is on Main Street (U.S. 287) near South First Street, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 129 Main Street, Lander WY 82520, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lander Vally Historical Sites (within shouting distance of this marker); IOOF Building - Golden Rule Store (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Palace Pharmacy, Albany Hotel, US Post Office (about 500 feet away); Main Street (about 500 feet away); Lander Hotel (about 700 feet away); Bossert Building (about 700 feet away); Fremont Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Noble Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lander.
 
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Lander's Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 30, 2016
2. Lander's Mill Marker
The marker is on the door on the left.
 Lander's Mill - Fremont County Museum. Scroll down the page and consult the Lander Walking Tour map, clicking on the item of interest.
The first source of power for milling was water. A wooden flume carried water to the wheel, but the water would freeze in the winter. (Submitted on July 18, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 140 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page was last revised on July 18, 2016.
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