© Photographed July 10, 2016
Erected by M.A.G.I.C.
(Mishicot Area Growth and Improvement Committee)
Mishicot, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin
DANIEL SMITH MILL
In 1844, a Yankee by the name of Daniel Smith came up the river from Two Rivers to this spot to establish a saw mill. Two workers by the name of Louis LeClair and Fred Drews came with him. The mill was powered by a water wheel. A dam and a mill pond were created. Two years later he established a second mill up the river. The remains of that dam and mill are still visible to the north of highway 147. With time the mill on this spot was powered by a steam engine and as farmers came into the area and the land was cleared, the mill became a Grist Mill for grains. In 1847, Daniel Smith named the small village after a Potawatomi Indian Chief Mishicott, also spelled Meshigand, who lived in the area. In 1996, the mill on this spot was torn down to make room for the Country Store. For more information on Daniel Smith and Chief Mishicott, visit the Mishicot Historical Museum located next to the water tower.
The marker is affixed to the facade of Mishicot Country Store, and is accessible from eastbound Main Street, at its T-intersection with Randolph Street, at or near
City of Mishicot: The West / Upper Mill
(Originally published in the Winter 2016 MAGIC newsletter)
Mishicot Historical Museum and Research Center
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The marker is affixed to the post, just beneath the American flag.
Daniel Smith is buried directly across the road,
at the top of the knoll at Mishicot Cemetery.
The referenced Mishicot Historical Museum, next to the water tower.
The marker is located in Mishicot, Wisconsin.