The Harriman Millstone - Pilot Grove, MO
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N 38° 52.478 W 092° 54.695
15S E 507669 N 4302869
A new marker in Lions Park
Waymark Code: WM11HJ7
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 10/27/2019
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Count of marker: Cooper County
Location of marker: College St. (MO-135) & Roe St., Lions Park, Pilot Grove
Erected by: Pilot Grove Lions Club, Cooper County Historical Society and the Harriman Family

Marker Text:

The Harriman Millstone

  This is the original millstone from the Harriman Mill begun by Dr. William P. Harriman south of Pilot Grove at Mt. Vernon in the late 1860's. It was constructed by Anthony Johnston, a millwright and stone mason from Kentucky who built several other mills in Cooper County

  Laura Williams came to Missouri from Kentucky with the Harrimans. One of her many duties was leading the horses to turn the sweeps in a never ending circle. The flour produced was known as "White Rose Flour."

  In 1918, the operation was converted to steam power under the ownership of Albert Adair and called the Pilot Grove Roller Mill. Logs for firewood were hauled from the Clear Creek area by Phillip Mueller and Sons. The average annual output was 15,000 bushels of wheat, 162,000 pounds cornmeal, and 3,000 bushels of other grain. The mill and spring fed pond were dismantled in 1935.

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History of Mark:
"The first business house in the town was moved to Pilot Grove from Dr. W. P. Harriman's mill, about the year 186-...The first dwelling house was erected by a Mr. Haynes, who was a harness maker and saddler...It contained 4 general stores, 1 drug store, 1 hardware store, 2 tin shops, 1 furniture store, 1 saddle and harness shop, 2 restaurants, 2 millinery stores, 1 lumber yard, 3 blacksmith shops, shoemaker shop, and 2 livery stables." ~ History of Howard & Cooper Counties, 1883, National Historical Society, p. 717

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