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Corydon in Harrison County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Red Mill – Reasorís Service Station

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2018
1. The Red Mill – Reasorís Service Station Marker
Inscription.  The Red Mill, named for its distinctive red color, operated on the corner of Mill Street (now Chestnut Street) and Mulberry Street from 1834 until 1926. The mill, which was four stories high, required multi-levels for the elevators and shafts that moved grain as it was cleaned, scrubbed, ground into flour, sifted and stored. The steam powered mill was a hub for the community where farmers gathered while wheat was ground on a millstone imported from France. After the Battle of Corydon on July 9, 1863, General John Hunt Morgan demanded a ransom for the Red Mill to be spared from burning. The owner, Harvey Applegate, saved the mill by paying the $800.00 ransom.

The mill was purchased by Louis and Hazel Reasor in 1926. The Reasors demolished the Red Mill and built the first modern full-service gas station in Harrison County. The property became known for its unique red cedar sawdust driveway. The service station later featured the first electric gas pumps and rotary car-lift in Corydon. The Reasors operated the station until 1957.

This historic sign provided by the estate of Kassie Reasor.
 
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By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2018
2. The Red Mill – Reasorís Service Station Marker
The estate of Kassie Reasor.
 
Location. 38° 12.624′ N, 86° 7.444′ W. Marker is in Corydon, Indiana, in Harrison County. Marker is at the intersection of South Mulberry Street and East Chestnut Street, on the right when traveling north on South Mulberry Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Corydon IN 47112, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Corydon United Methodist Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bell Predates the Civil War (about 500 feet away); First State Office Building (about 600 feet away); Corydon Convention Of Freemasons (about 600 feet away); Oswell Wright (about 700 feet away); John Shields (about 700 feet away); World War I (about 700 feet away); Indiana Capitol (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corydon.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
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3. The Red Mill
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 16, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 14, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 44 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 14, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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