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    Many old mills used a reservoir upstream, and ran water to the mill through a race, providing sufficient drop to drive the wheel. A large stream was not required.


    "And so the population was gradually led into the demoralising temptations of arcades, baths, and sumptuous banquets. The unsuspecting Britons spoke of such novelties as 'civilisation', when in fact they were only a feature of their enslavement." Tacitus, Roman Senator and Historian, written AD 98.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clay Diggins View Post
    Steam is a remote possibility. I can find no historical reference to a steam powered mill in Ashtabula County but that doesn't mean it didn't happen.

    More to the point is that the earliest known steam powered mill in Ohio was at the Algonquin mill. That steam engine was installed in 1890. The Issac Ludwig mill installed steam power in 1908.

    The 1856 date on the OP's map is a very early date for steam powered mills anywhere in the territories. Steam power didn't become common in the United States until after the Civil war. I think if there had been a steam powered mill anywhere in Ohio during that period it would be well documented.
    I just came across an interesting ad for a Steam Saw Mill in the Ashtabula Sentinal from 1859 and it reminded me of this thread...Click image for larger version. 

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    Verify by looking up "Old Mill Road" in the same areas on todays maps!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rum Tide View Post
    Verify by looking up "Old Mill Road" in the same areas on todays maps!
    That's definitely a good idea! I don't think a lot of people realize the history contained in things as simple as road names.
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    I ran across an old survey plat that called out “cabin Gulch”...just a small non descript drainage.
    Guess what I was doing the next weekend?

    Didn’t take long to find the old chimney.
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    Since we are on subject what does BM then 4 numbers mean? Boundary Marker then the marker number?

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    I’d guess in your instance, it’s likely referring to “Bench Mark” the numbers either being the elevation, or the name of the survey monument.

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    In this case it’s a triangulation survey marker located at the top of a mountain.
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