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Valley Mills (Mickey's Mills)

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Mickey's Mills
c. 1871. Old Mill Rd.

After the first mill on the site burned to the ground during the Civil War, the Mickey family bought the property, rebuilt, and began operating the present three-story wooden mill by 1871. It continued in operation until 1965 under three different families and a number of names. The mill ground mainly winter wheat and buckwheat. Power was provided by a water turbine, now lost. The mill and its nineteenth-century equipment, which include a scale, stone burr mill, and separators and sifters, are still in place, preserved by the Freeport Area Historical Society and open for tours by appointment.

Writing Credits

Lu Donnelly et al.


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Lu Donnelly et al., "Valley Mills (Mickey's Mills)", [Sarver, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 1

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania, Lu Donnelly, H. David Brumble IV, and Franklin Toker. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2010, 198-199.

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