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Barnet in Caledonia County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Ben's Mill

 
 
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By Dennis Gilkenson, June 28, 2019
1. Ben's Mill Marker
Inscription.  This water-powered mill on the Stevens River was built in 1872 by Alexander Jack. It originally housed a patented woolen print and dye works. In 1893, James Judkins retooled it as a wagon and woodworking shop. Judkins’ Shop was later run by sons Fenton and Don, who added a cider press and blacksmith shop. From 1901 to 1915 the Mill provided the only source of electricity for Barnet. After six years of apprenticing for Fenton Judkins, Ben Thresher purchased the Mill in 1947. Ben’s Mill offered equipment repair and production needs of local famers. Thresher demonstrated his exceptional skills in a 1981 PBS Odyssey production. He operated the Mill until 1994, preserving a working industrial monument to the ingenuity and skill of Vermont craftsmen.
 
Erected 2018 by Vermont Divison for Historic Preservation.
 
Location. 44° 18.628′ N, 72° 5.839′ W. Marker is in Barnet, Vermont, in Caledonia County. Marker is on West Barnet Road, on the left. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2478 West Barnet Road, Barnet VT 05821, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Henry Stevens / Henry Stevens, Jr. (approx. 2.6 miles away); The Comerford Development at Fifteen Mile Falls (approx. 3.1 miles away); Moore Round Barn
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By Dennis Gilkenson, June 28, 2019
2. Wide View of Ben's Mill Marker
(approx. 3˝ miles away); Caledonia County Grammar School (approx. 3.8 miles away); Greenbank's Hollow (approx. 4.8 miles away); James Whitehill Stone House (approx. 4.8 miles away); Danville Civil War Memorial (approx. 7.3 miles away); Danville Veterans Memorial (approx. 7.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Barnet.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
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By Dennis Gilkenson, June 28, 2019
3. Ben's Mill
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 1, 2019, by Dennis Gilkenson of Saxtons River, Vermont. This page has been viewed 64 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 1, 2019, by Dennis Gilkenson of Saxtons River, Vermont. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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