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Mills, Grant and Miami Counties collection

 Collection — Folder: S2047
Identifier: S2047

Scope and Contents

The collection includes two photocopied typesc1ipt recollections by King about mills in Miami and Grant Counties dated 1966 and 1970. Included are descriptions of two events, changing ownership of the Peoria and Conners mills and technological changes that took place within and near the mills. Technological changes include switching from the use of water power to the use of steam and cylinder gasoline engines and from the use of bmT stones for flour or grist (feed) production to the use of roller mills. Other changes include the use of a race, mill pond, or forebay to capture water power of the river. In addition, King mentions changes in the villages of Reserve and Jalapa, Indiana, in the early twentieth century. Item. Listing: • 1966, Mar. 23. Photocopied typescript, "Conners Mill," by Frank M. King. (5 pages) • 1970, Sept. Photocopied typescript, "Peoria Mill, Miami County, Indiana (Former Post Office named Reserve, Indiana)[:] Recollection by Frank M. King, Marion, Indiana, September, 1970. " (3 pages)


  • 1966, 1970


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Frank M. King lived in Reserve, Miami County, from the year 1902 until he reached the age of six, dming which time his father owned the Peoria Mill of that Indiana county. From 1912 to 1916, Frank King grew up on the property of Conners Mill, near Jalapa, Pleasant Township, Grant County, Indiana. About 1917, he returned to Reserve, Indiana, dressing the old French bun- stone of the Peoria Mill under the direction of his father, who was working in Peru, Indiana, at the time. Mr. Frank M. King resided in Marion, Indiana, in 1970.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed in 1999 by Philip N. Williams. EAD finding aid created 2018/06/07 by Lauren Patton.
Mills, Grant and Miami Counties collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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