Open house held at 1869 grist mill at Cotton
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
An open house was held on Saturday and Sunday at Dick's Mill at the community of Cotton.
For many years after it was built in 1869, Dick's Mill was a major center for the community of Cotton in Cooper County, a few miles northwest of Clarksburg.
Originally powered by a steam engine salvaged from a Missouri River ferry boat, the business contained a sawmill and a grist mill, which ground flour and cornmeal.
For more of this story check out the Oct. 19 issue of the California Democrat.