Old Feed Mill
Transcription of the Tour Guide
at the Old Feed Mill
Martin | Lowell
In Mazomanie we went to the old mill,
now a restaurant and tavern. First our tour guide showed us the downstairs
basement, where all the machinery was kept. We saw the place where little
boys in the town would sneak downstairs, down to the cellar, and take
their fishlines out of their pockets and fish for croppies through a hole
in the floor.
They took the steel mill wheel out in the 1960s and replaced
it with a turbine that was more efficient. You can if you go there still
see the cogs and pulleys that they used to make flour. They still grind
their own flour nowadays as a restaurant. They make a really good whole
wheat bread on their mill equipment.
The dam was taken out a while ago by the DNR because it
was a hazard. They get their grain from the mid-southwest and Mississippi
Valley. To grind their grain, they stored the grain in the attic and pushed
it down a chute to a wagon and/or train, to ship all over the world and
the U.S --Martin
The mill not only made flour, it also powered the
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