Sunday, September 18, 2016

Rollin', Rollin', Rollin'

Our friend Gary has shared a batch of his photos from Rollag, and this post is all about making flour.  Rolling mills replaced millstones in the Ninteenth Century, and they are still being used today.  If you had climbed up in the Morrison Mill at Burnt Prairie that we featured a while back, you would have seen a row of these machines for making flour.  The floor above those held the silk sifters for refining the flour.  The original limestone bur mill was on the first floor, and that mill layout was probably fairly standard in the late Nineteenth and early Twentieth Centuries.

Back To The Old Grind!     Photo Credit: Gary Bahre

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