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Dundee in Monroe County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Mill or Grist Stone

 
 
The Mill or Grist Stone Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, May 14, 2020
1. The Mill or Grist Stone Marker
Inscription.  The grist stone (about 1,200 lbs) on display here was probably from the Paxson grist mill on the north side of the river. a runner stone. For many years it served as a stepping stone for boarding carriages in front of the Drew house on Van Nest St. Then it spent many years at the county museum in Monroe.

It is considered of more value because it was imported from France in one piece. Many millstones came over in pieces as ballast on sailing ships and were later banded together to form one stone.

Because the runner stone rotated it had to be balanced and adjusted to maintain a clearance of about 1mm from the bed stone. The grain is ground between the stones and works its way to the outer edge where it falls into the bin.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 41° 57.311′ N, 83° 39.557′ W. Marker is in Dundee, Michigan, in Monroe County. Marker is on Toledo Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dundee MI 48131, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker.

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The Old Village Jail (a few steps from this marker); Dundee's Old Mill (a few steps from this marker); Old Mill Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Macon Reservation Unit (within shouting distance of this marker); Dundee Veterans Memorial (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dundee Civil War Gazebo (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dundee - Hub of the Highways (approx. 0.2 miles away); Saint John Evangelical Lutheran Church (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dundee.
 
The Mill or Grist Stone Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, May 14, 2020
2. The Mill or Grist Stone Marker
The Mill image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, May 14, 2020
3. The Mill
Closeup of Mill (Grist) Stone image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, May 14, 2020
4. Closeup of Mill (Grist) Stone
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 25, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 164 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 25, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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