Mill Stone

Photographed August 12, 2013
Watertown, Jefferson County, Wisconsin
43° 11.074′ N, 88° 42.427′ W
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MILL STONE
Before the advent of modern roller mills, flour was ground between two stones; (sic)  one being turned by the other by water power at dam sites.

The one you see here is the top , or "burrstone". It has the grinding ridges and hole where the grain was poured in. A preferred type of stone imported from France, it was used in Watertown's old Globe Mill.
The mill stone is on the grounds of the Octagon House, located at 919 Charles Street, Watertown, Wisconsin 53094.

The markers are also at this location:



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