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Near Cooperstown in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Rock Mill

 
 
Rock Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 19, 2010
1. Rock Mill Marker
East side of marker.
Inscription. In 1847 New York millwright and speculator Pliney Pierce built this mill adjacent to the rapidly falling waters of Devils River. First constructed as a sawmill, Rock Mill was quickly converted to a gristmill after the area's available timber was depleted. Serving mostly local German, Czech and Irish immigrant farmers, Rock Mill ground as many as 118 bags of grain a day and produced wheat, rye and graham flour and animal feed. The mill functioned as the social center of rural life here for almost 90 years, ceasing operation in 1934.
 
Erected 1998 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 377.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 44° 17.971′ N, 87° 46.516′ W. Marker is near Cooperstown, Wisconsin, in Manitowoc County. Marker can be reached from County Highway R half a mile north of Schley Road. Touch for map. Marker is located at Devils Lake Campers Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 16612 County Highway R, Maribel WI 54227, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wisconsin's Dairy Industry (approx. 2.4 miles away); Wisconsin's Maritime Industries
Rock Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 19, 2010
2. Rock Mill Marker
West side of marker.
(approx. 2.5 miles away); Denmark (approx. 4.1 miles away); Tisch Mills (approx. 7.9 miles away); Rogation Shrines (approx. 9.1 miles away); Black Earth Indian Village (approx. 9.3 miles away); St. Joseph's Church (approx. 9.8 miles away); The Norman General Store (approx. 9.8 miles away).
 
Additional comments.
1. Maribel Caves Hotel
The old stone structure that once was the Maribel Caves Hotel crumbled to the ground from a tornado in the early morning hours of August 7, 2013.
    — Submitted August 9, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.

 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels
 
Rock Mill and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 19, 2010
3. Rock Mill and Marker
State and National Register of Historic Places #82000680
Certification date: June 21, 1982
Rock Mill image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 19, 2010
4. Rock Mill
The Mill and Waterwheel image. Click for full size.
By Robert L Weber, June 10, 2012
5. The Mill and Waterwheel
The Mill Building and a Grinding Stone image. Click for full size.
By Robert L Weber, June 10, 2012
6. The Mill Building and a Grinding Stone
Rock Mill image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 19, 2010
7. Rock Mill
Entrance to Devils River Campers Park image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 19, 2010
8. Entrance to Devils River Campers Park
Nearby Devils River image. Click for full size.
By Robert L Weber, June 10, 2012
9. Nearby Devils River
This river once fed the Mill
Nearby Maribel Caves County Park image. Click for full size.
By Robert L Weber, June 10, 2012
10. Nearby Maribel Caves County Park
Nearby Maribel Caves Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 19, 2010
11. Nearby Maribel Caves Hotel
Maribel Caves Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 19, 2010
12. Maribel Caves Hotel
Located on private property 0.7 miles south of the Rock Mill marker on County Highway R, this 200 acre health spa and resort was built in 1900. The interior of the building was gutted by fire in 1985.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 2, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,002 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 2, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   5, 6. submitted on June 11, 2012, by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona.   7, 8. submitted on July 2, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   9, 10. submitted on June 11, 2012, by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona.   11, 12. submitted on July 2, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
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