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Kentucky Old Mill Association publishes
The Millstone
semiannually. It is a 52 page publication featuring articles and photographs by our members and guests. Members will receive this publication as part of their membership.

 

All editorial questions and submissions should be directed to Donald B. Ball, editor of The Millstone. He can be contacted at DBall39539@aol.com

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Vincent A. DiNoto, Jr.
KOMA Treasurer
2910 Slone Drive
Jeffersonville, IN 47130

 

The Millstone:

Journal of the Kentucky Old Mill Association

Cumulative Table of Contents

Vol. 1, No. 1 Spring 2002                                     OUT OF PRINT

 

Grimes Mill, by Harry G. Enoch

3

James Leffel & Co. Steam Engines and Boilers

6

Kentucky Flour Milling in 1924, by Ben Broderson.

8

W. T. Pyne & Co., Louisville, Ky., by Dr. John Miller

16

Levi Jackson Wilderness Road State Park

18

Hagan Gas and Gasoline Engines

22

Mill Springs Mill, by David Stidham

24

Meadows Mill, The First Hundred Years

28

Weisenberger Mill, the Mill on the Elkhorn

31

Wolf Pen Mill, letter from David French to Dr. Fred Coy, Jr.

33

Reed & Piersall Tannery, Mt. Sterling, Ky.

36

 

 

Vol. 1, No. 2 Fall 2002       AVAILABLE IN LIMITED NUMBERS   

 

Weisenberger Mill, by Phil Weisenberger

3

Trotter Gunpowder Mill, 1810-1834, by Nancy O’Malley

5

Red River Millstone Quarry, by Larry G. Meadows

11

Comparison with Wood Wheels, from Fitz Bulletin No. 70

13

Mills and Distilleries of Jessamine County, 1820

16

Bryan-Taylor Mill, by Harry G. Enoch

19

Grist for the Mill, by Dennis Feeback

24

Four Generations of Potts Family Millers, by Todd D. Moberly

25

A. W. Macklin’s Elkhorn Mills, by Charles D. Hockensmith

28

 

 

Vol. 2, No. 1 Spring 2003                                   OUT OF PRINT 

 

Green Brothers Mill, Falls of Rough, by Hugh Ridenour

3

The Millstone Industry in Kentucky, by Charles D. Hockensmith

6

Levi Jackson State Park’s McHargue Mill, by Ed Henson

18

Book Review: Little Old Mills, Marion Nicholl Rawson

20

Mills and the Law, by Nancy O’Malley

21

The Millstone Corner

29

John Martin’s Mill, Lower Howard’s Creek, by Grant Day et al.

30

Old Mills in Kentucky Place Names

37

Milling Miscellany

47

 

 

 

 

Vol. 2,  No. 2 Fall 2003       AVAILABLE IN LIMITED NUMBERS  

 

The Millstone Corner

3

Some Reflections of a Student of Mill Names, by Robert M. Rennick

5

KOMA Membership List

9

Kentucky River Mills Company’s Hemp Mill, by Grant L. Day

15

Mills in Biblical Times, by Harry G. Enoch

28

Kentucky’s First Mills: Charles Morgan’s Mill, by Harry G. Enoch

31

Kentucky Mill Registry

37

Milling Bits and Pieces: Squire Boone

39

Book Review: Flour for Man’s Bread, Storck and Teague

40

Smithfield Milling Company, by Dennis Feeback

41

 

 

Vol. 3, No. 1 Spring 2004                                   OUT OF PRINT 

 

Rebuilding the Hacker Martin Gristmill, by John Rice Irwin

3

Mills of the Appalachian Trail, SPOOM Conference 2004

6

The Millstone Industry of Tennessee, by Charles D. Hockensmith

9

Bryan’s Paper Mill in Jessamine County, by Billy Jackson Bower

18

Mills of Lower Howard’s Creek, by Jennifer L. Barber

21

Mills in Fayette County Road Names, by Harry G. Enoch

29

Remembering Harold “Babe” Rogers

33

Water Grist Mills in Montgomery County, by Hazel Boyd

36

Renfro Valley Settlement Mill, by Dennis Feeback

41

Cassius Clay’s Steam Mills in Madison County

42

Recipes

48

Book Review: Bluegrass Craftsman

49

The Millstone Corner

51

 

 

Vol. 3, No. 2 Fall 2004                                      OUT OF PRINT  

 

Fall KOMA Meeting

3

Views of Mill Springs

4

Mill Springs Companion, by the Monticello Woman’s Club

8

The Lexington Steam Mill Company, by Harry G. Enoch

11

Selecting Mill Seats, by Nancy O’Malley

21

The Millstone Industry of Missouri, by Charles D. Hockensmith

29

4th Annual Gristmill and Old Engine Weekend,
                  photos by Wallace Reed

35

Adventures of Pioneer Children: A Trip to the Mill

37

Larry G. Meadows Kentucky History Award

43

Milling Bits and Pieces

45

Recipes

49

The Millstone Corner

50

Mill News: Green Brothers Mills

51

 

 

Vol. 4, No. 1 Spring 2005                                                          

 

Wolf Pen Branch Mill, by Samuel W. Thomas

3

Wolf Pen Branch Mill Miscellany, by Fred E. Coy, Jr.

7

Occupational Hazards of Milling, by Cecil R. Ison

11

Pine Hill Valley Mill, by Stanley Pittman

15

Rennick’s Mills, by Robert M. Rennick

17

Millstone Corner: Rare Flint Stone from Vienna

19

Origin of the Name “La Madeleine”

23

Early Mills of Bourbon County, by Harry G. Enoch and
                            Nancy O’Malley

25

Conversation with Frank Perry, by Fred E. Coy, Jr.

39

Mills from Dawn Comes to the Mountains

41

The Role of Corn in Mountain Life, by Mary Verhoeff

44

Green Brothers Mills

48

Recipes

51

 

 

Vol. 4, No. 2 Fall 2005        AVAILABLE IN LIMITED NUMBERS  

 

2005 Fall Meeting

3

History of McHargue’s Mill

7

McHargue’s Mill in Old Mill News

9

McHargue’s Mill Corn Meal Sack

13

Millstone Corner: Library of Mountain Millstones

16

Rennick’s Mills, by Robert M. Rennick

19

The Midget Marvel of Owensboro, KY

22

Union Mills, Jessamine County, by Billy Jackson Bowers

31

Ward’s Mill, Jefferson County

36

A Friend Remembers Tom Fuller, by Fred E. Coy, Jr.

41

Mastin Mill, Waltersville

42

Kentucky’s Water-Powered Mills: Operating Gristmills

45

Recipes

51

 

 

Vol. 5, No. 1 Spring 2006     AVAILABLE IN LIMITED NUMBERS 

 

Sorghum Mills, by Cecil Ison

3

Connersville Mills, by Billy Kelly Jr.

9

Polk’s 1896 Directory, Flour and Grist Mills, by Larry G. Meadows

13

Winchester Roller Mills, by Harry G. Enoch

33

Mills, Stills and Other Deals, by Larry G. Meadows

39

Recipes

44, 48

Rennick’s Mills, by Robert M. Rennick

47

 

 

Vol. 5, No. 2 Fall 2006         AVAILABLE IN LIMITED NUMBERS 

 

2006 Fall Meeting

3

Wolf Pen Branch Mill Running Again, 1926

6

Red River Millstone Quarries in Lawsuits, by Charles D. Hockensmith

6

Henry Clay’s Tammany Steam Mill, by Harry G. Enoch & Larry G. Meadows

19

Ruddle’s Mills, Bourbon County, by Nancy O’Malley

21

Winchester Roller Mills, Part 2, by Harry G. Enoch

31

Mills, Stills and Other Deals, by Larry G. Meadows

37

Fulling Mills

43

 

 

Vol. 6, No. 1 Spring 2007                                                          

 

Howell Mill at Malt, LaRue County, by Carl Howell

3

Restoration of 19th Century Textile Machinery, by Dr. John N. Lovett, Jr

7

KOMA Member: John Childers

21

Mill Photos

25

Red River Millstone Quarry Lawsuits, Part 2 by Hockensmith &
      Meadows

31

Rennick’s Mills, by Dr. Robert M. Rennick

39

Bluegrass Craftsman, Book Review, by Nancy O’Malley

45

Where In The World Was The Oil Mill, by Harry G. Enoch

47

Strong’s Mill Breathitt County

50

 

 

Vol. 6, No. 2 Fall 2007                                                              

 

Guyn’s Mill, by Bob Polsgrove

3

Guyn’s Mill Historic District, National Register Nomination Form

5

Documentary Photographs of Guyn’s Mill

12

Kentucky Mills on the National Register of Historic Places

20

King’s Mill, Boyle County, by Nancy O’Malley

22

Doe Run Mills, Meade County, by Rick Brown

26

KOMA Member: Ralph Marcum

37

Hooten Old Town Photos

40

Old Grist Mill at Renfro Valley

42

Rennick’s Mills, by Dr. Robert M. Rennick

47

 

 

Vol. 7, No. 1 Spring 2008                                 OUT OF PRINT   

 

Mills Along the Nolin, by John Lay

3

The Shaker Mills on Shawnee Run, by Donald E. Janzen

15

Mill Notices in the Paris Western Citizen, by Nancy O’Malley

39

Mill Photos

49

 

 

Vol. 7, No. 2 Fall 2008         AVAILABLE IN LIMITED NUMBERS 

 

Philip Weisenberger Memorial Issue

 

Remembering Philip Weisenberger

3

Making a Hand Quern Gristmill, by Wayne Whitaker

14

The Shaker Mills on Shawnee Run, Part 2, by Donald E. Janzen

18

Fall meeting at Hooten Old Town

36

SPOOM Convention in Grantsville, Maryland, by Charles Hockensmith

39

Mills Along the Nolin, by John Lay

45

Book Review: Foreign and Domestic Millstones in Kentucky

51

 

 

Vol. 8, No. 1 Spring 2009                                 OUT OF PRINT   

 

Ryman’s Mill

3

Floating Gristmills on the Frontier, by Cecil R. Ison

8

Mill Notices in the Paris Western Citizen, Part 2, by Nancy O’Malley

15

Where Was Brandenburg’s Mill, by Harry Enoch

21

Shreve’s Mill-Arnold’s Mill, by Billy Jackson Bower

26

Meadows Mill Company

30

Rennick’s Mills, by Robert Rennick

41

Location of Early Mills in Garrard County

46

Cumulative Table of Contents, Vols. 1 through 7

50

 

 

Vol. 8, No. 2 Fall 2009                                                              

 

KOMA Fall Meeting at Model Mills, Georgetown

3

Articles on the Model Mills

8

Bluegrass Powdermen, by Gary A. O’Dell

12

Dr. Samuel Brown on Saltpeter, by Fred E. Coy & Larry G. Meadows

24

Early Powder-Making in Kentucky, by Harry G. Enoch

33

Mills of Barren County, Kentucky, by Nancy Richey

37

Flour Milling in America, by Theodore R. Hazen

42

When Fanny Rode To Mill With Me (poem), by Fred F. Marshall

51

 

 

Vol. 9, No. 1 Spring 2010                                                          

 

President’s Message

1

James Davis Gristmill, Mason County, by Orloff G. Miller

3

Louisville Textile Mills, by Harry G. Enoch

13

Meade County Lime Kilns, by Rick Brown

25

My Life in Milling, by Theodore R. Hazen

32

Papermaking in 1820, by Ebenezer H. Stedman

39

Mills of Muhlenberg County, by Otto A. Rothert

44

Wolf Pen Mill, drawing by Gordon C. Trabue

48

An Illustrated Mill Glossary

50

 

 

Vol. 9, No. 2 Fall 2010                                                             

 

President’s Message

1

Elkhorn Mills of Franklin County, by Charles D. Hockensmith

3

Bluegrass Mills, Water Power, and Industry, by Chandra Hansen

23

Alexander Ogle’s Mill in Bourbon County, by Nancy O’Malley

35

Rennick’s Mills, by Robert Rennick

42

Obituary of Robert M. Rennick

45

An Illustrated Mill Glossary

47

“Our Best” Mill, drawing by Gordon C. Trabue

52

 

 

Vol. 10, No. 1 Spring 2011                                                          

 

President's Message

1

Historic Fitchburg Furnace: A National Heirloom,   by Robert "Ship"
       Johnson

3

Letter to the Editor, from Ted Hazen

9,27

KOMA Outing to Guyn's Mill

11

Farmers Woolen Mills, Russell County, Kentucky, by Charles D. 
       Hockensmith

16

The Tarason Mill, by George Yater

29

Lewisburg Sawmill and Gristmill, Orloff G. Miller.

39

Glade Creek Grist Mill, drawing, by Gordon C. Trabue

52

 

 

Vol. 10, No. 2 Fall 2011                                                           

 

President's Message

1

J. W. Zaring Mill in Richmond

3

Old Mills from Steve Abner's Postcard Collection

8

Wolf Pen Branch Mill

11

Major William Crogham Gristmill, Jefferson County, by Samuel W.
      Thomas

13

Looking Back at Ten Years of The Millstone

17

Mill Miscellany from Kentucky Newspapers, by Larry G. Meadows

37

             Mill Fires

7,16

             Mill Accidents

37

             Mill Memories

41

2011 SPOOM Conference at McLean, Virginia, by Charles D.
         Hockensmith

46

An Illustrated Mill Glossary

50

 

 

Vol. 11, No. 1 Spring 2012                                                       

 

President's Message, by Charles D. Hockensmith

1

From the Editor's Desk, by Donald B. Ball

4

Late Nineteenth Century Source Materials on the Manufacture,
      Design,  and Maintenance of Mill Picks, by Donald B. Ball

5

The 1818-1839 Spencer Cooper Powder Mill, Lexington, Kentucky,
       by Gary A. O'Dell

27

Some Early Mills in Smith County, Tennessee, by Sue
       Maggart Petty

34

Milling Without the Miller: Barber's 1847 Patent Metallic Grist Mill, 
       by Donald B. Ball

44

An 1891 Business Letter From Waters & Garland, Mill Suppliers, of
       Louisville, Kentucky, by  Donald B. Ball

47

A Grist-Mill in the Mountains of North Carolina,  Anonymous

52

Old Mill Postcards: Kentucky and Tennessee

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Vol. 11, No. 21 Fall 2012                                                         

 

President's Message, by Charles D. Hockensmith

1

From the Editor's Desk, by Donald B. Ball

2

Late Nineteenth Century Developments in Turbine Water Wheels
       Reported in The Manufacturer and Builder, by Donald B. Ball

3

Old Mill Postcards: Indiana

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Vol. 12, No. 1 Spring 2013                                                       

 

President's Message, by Charles D. Hockensmith

1

From the Editor's Desk, by Donald B. Ball

2

Proposed Bylaws of the Kentucky Old Mill Association, the Kentucky
       Chapter of The Society for the Preservation of Old Mills

3

James Leffel & Co. Catalogue (1891 book announcement)

5

The Mayfield Woolen Mills and Its Successor The Old Woolen Mills:
       Two Major Textile Mills in Graves County, Kentucky, by Charles D.
       Hockensmith

6

"From the Raw Wool to the Finished Pants": Early Views of the
      Mayfield Woolen Mills, Mayfield, Kentucky by Donald B. Ball

27

Leffel's Construction of Mill-Dams, and Bookwalter's Millwright and
       Mechanic (1881 book announcement)

32

Summary of the 2012 SPOOM Conference in Bucks County,
       Pennsylvania, by Charles D. Hockensmith

33

The Construction of Mill-Dams (1874 book announcement)

52

Cawker's American Flour Mill Directory for 1882
       (book announcement)

52

Old Mill Postcards: Pennsylvania and New Jersey

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Vol 12. No. 2 Fall 2013

 

President's Message, by Charles D. Hockensmith

1

From the Editor's Desk, by Donald B. Ball

2

Comments on the Utility and Limitations of Cawker's Flour Mill
      Directories in Establishing Statewide Mill Inventories,
      by Donald  B. Ball

3

Kentucky Flour Mills Listed in the 1880 Edition of Cawker's Flour
      Mill Directory,  by E. Harrison Cawker

7

Kentucky Flour Mills Listed in the 1890 Edition of Cawker's Flour Mill
      Directory  by E. Harrison Cawker

13

Cawker's Flour Mill and Mill Furnisher Directory for 1884 (book
      announcement), by Anonymous

20

Solemn and Serious Truths (1885), by Anonymous

20

Notes on the Early History of the Kentucky Millers' Association,
      by Donald B. Ball

21

The Trials and Tribulations of the Trumpet Milling Company of
      Covington, Kentucky, Donald B. Ball

27

Guyn’s Mill in Woodford County, Kentucky, as Recorded by the
      Historic  American Engineering Record, by Kevin Murphy and
      Stephen C.   Gordon

33

Old Mill Postcards: Kentucky

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Vol. 13, No. 1 Spring 2014

President's Message, by Charles D. Hockensmith

1

From the Editor’s Desk, by Donald B. Ball

2

A Tribute to KOMA Board Member Fred E. Coy, Jr. (1923-2014), by
     Charles D.
  Hockensmith.

3

The Midway Paper Mill of Woodford County, Kentucky, by Donald
     B.  Ball and  Charles D. Hockensmith

5

Shuster’s Mill, Georgetown, Brown County, Ohio, by Brenda Krekeler

35

Summary of the 2013 SPOOM Conference in Jasper, Indiana,
     by Charles D.  Hockensmith

39

A Visit to Rogers Mill, Metcalfe County, Kentucky, by Charles D.
     Hockensmith

50

Old Mill Postcards: Ohio

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Vol. 13, No. 2 Fall 2014

President's Message, by Charles D. Hockensmith

1

From the Editor's Desk, by Donald B. Ball.

2

Notes on the Early History of the Kentucky Old Mill Association, by
     Harry Enoch

3

A Tale of Two Mills in Bourbon County, Kentucky, by Nancy O’Malley

7

McKechnie Brother’s Burnside Roller Mills of Burnside, Pulaski
     County, Kentucky, by Donald B. Ball

17

The Alfred Raegan Tub Mill in Sevier County, Tennessee, as
     Photographed by the Historic American Buildings Survey

20

Mission San Jose Grist Mill, San Antonio, Texas, by Donald B. Ball

24

The Truchas Molino (Mill), Santa Fe, New Mexico, as Recorded by
     the Historic American Engineering Record, by Christopher H.
     Marston

30

Notes on a Rare Postcard View of a Hispanic Horizontal Mill near Taos,
     New Mexico, by Donald B. Ball

38

A Relic from a Missouri Mill Goes to Congress, by Donald B. Ball

40

Mill-Related Advertisements in Early Issues of Scientific American, by
     Donald B. Ball

42

Old Mill Postcards: Kansas

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Vol. 14, No. 1 Spring 2015

President's Message, by Charles D. Hockensmith

1

From the Editor’s Desk, by Donald B. Ball

2

The Stanford Roller Mills: A Late-Nineteenth to Mid-Twentieth
     Century Flour Mill in Stanford, Lincoln County, Kentucky,
     by Charles D. Hockensmith and Donald B. Ball

3

Summary of the 2014 SPOOM Conference in Rochester, Michigan,
     by Charles D. Hockensmith

34

A Preliminary List of Late-Nineteenth and Early-Twentieth Century
     Milling Journals, by Donald B. Ball

47

Floating Mills on the Danube River (1882), by Anonymous

50

An Early Ohio Mill Postcard with a Coded Message, by Donald B. Ball

51

Old Mill Postcards: Michigan

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Vol. 14, No. 2 Fall 2015

President's Message, by Charles D. Hockensmith

1

From the Editor's Desk, by Donald B. Ball

2

The Doe Run Hotel (Mill), Meade County, Kentucky, as Recorded
     by the Historic American Buildings Survey in 1934, by
     Theodore Webb

3

Eli Cleveland’s Grist, Saw, and Hemp Mills (1793-1796) on Boone’s
     Creek in Fayette County, Kentucky, by Charles D. Hockensmith

7

The Tate’s Creek Mills: An Early Milling Complex in Madison County,
     Kentucky, by Charles D. Hockensmith

11

Now among the Vanished: The Adkins-Hurt Mill in Wayne County,
     Kentucky, as Recorded for the National Register of Historic
     Places, by Andrew W. Kanaby

17

The Limestone Mills of Maysville, Mason County, Kentucky, by
     Donald B. Ball

22

The Jeffersontown Roller Mills at Jeffersontown, Jefferson County,
     Kentucky, by Charles D. Hockensmith

27

The Short-Lived Milling Empire of Green B. Smith in Adair County,
     Kentucky, by Donald B. Ball

33

The Columbia Roller Mills of Columbia, Adair County, Kentucky,
     by Donald B. Ball

39

Kentucky Flour Sacks

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Vol. 15, No. 1 Spring 2016

President’s Message, by Charles D. Hockensmith

1

From the Editor’s Desk, by Donald B. Ball 

2

Mills in the Kentucky Gazette, 1787-1820, by Harry G. Enoch and
      Nancy O’Malley

3

Experiences of an Unhappy Kentucky Miller (1882), by Billy Shaw

20

A Preliminary Study of Mid- to Late-Nineteenth Century Corn and Cob
     Mills: “Every Man His Own Miller”, by Donald B. Ball

21

Milling Related Postal History

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Vol. 15, No. 2 Fall 2016

President’s Message, by Charles D. Hockensmith

1

From the Editor’s Desk, by Donald B. Ball

2

Notes on the Early History of the Morristown Mill, Morristown,
     Tennessee, by Donald B. Ball

3

Notes on Two Additional Nineteenth Century Millstone Manufacturers
     in Tennessee, by Donald B. Ball

13

Calliham’s Mill, Parksville, McCormick County, South Carolina, As
     Recorded by the Historic American Buildings Survey, by Nancy B.
     Pittenger and J. Tracy Power

16

Historical Notes on James Madison Veach and the Atlantic Roller
     Mills of Adairsville, Georgia, by Donald B. Ball

25

Pursuing the Staff of Life: A Trip to the Mill in Gee’s Bend, Alabama,
     May 1939, by Donald B. Ball

29

A Ghost Mill in a Ghost Town: Milling as It Was in Falco, Alabama,
     in 1942, by Donald B. Ball

36

Boshell’s Mill in Walker County, Alabama, As Recorded by the
     Historic American Engineering Record, by J. Lewis Shannon, Jr.

39

Moffitt’s Mill, Near Opelika, Lee County, Alabama, As Recorded by
     the Historic American Buildings Survey in 1934, by W. N. Manning
     and Charles L. Hendrick

44

The McCaleb-Hollingsworth Mill in Fayette County, Alabama, as
     Recorded by the Historic American Buildings Survey in 1936, by
     Alex Bus

47

An Old Mill Recorded in 1936 near Macon, Noxubee County,
     Mississippi, by James Butters

50

Simeon Hart’s Grist Mill, El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, by Barlett
     Cocke and Marvin Eickenroht

52

Old Mill Postcards: North Carolina

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