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    Re: Ever Detect Old Saw Mills or Grist Mills?

    Have any of you guys ever hunted RoundHouse Creek in McKinley/Mio area? Also, have any of you hunted Wolverine Mich. Lumber camps? I am in Southern Mich. Near Detroit........NGE
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    Re: Ever Detect Old Saw Mills or Grist Mills?

    Hey Sue,

    If you want to skate across the river some frigid day, we can scan your stuff, overlay it, and then send it to your puter.

    My alter-ego, believe it or not, is puter geek. Got a nice flatbed scanner that has great abilities.

    Plus I can steal all your ideas ....kidding...

    I'm personally not done with Lucesco or that mine area. Great things await me there...

    Lucesco had all kinds of mills...has to be hiding somewhere in those weeds.

    Al
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    Re: Ever Detect Old Saw Mills or Grist Mills?

    Hey Al!

    I will have to do that soon. Been awhile since I have seen you.

    I didn't know if you were done with Lucesco area or not. I will have to go back through some of the books at the library that talked about that area. I do know there was an oil refinery down there. As soon as I get some money I going to buy a history book about Allegheny Township. It should have information for that area too.

    Sue

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    Re: Ever Detect Old Saw Mills or Grist Mills?

    Around here we have a couple of these grist mills. We found lots of iron tools and square nails. A couple 1800's coins. Not as much found as what I would have thought.

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    Re: Ever Detect Old Saw Mills or Grist Mills?

    As you look at Sawmills keep in mind that there were quite a few lumbercamps for each mill, and that most of the logs in the early days moved on adjoining rivers. There was alot going on on the riverbanks where the logs were sorted etc.

    Don't overlook some of the areas upriver where they built small dams to flush water and logs down the river for their drives.

    If you have time in the winter find some of the older books on how lumber operations worked in your area. You will find a great many clues of places to look. That's been my experience anyway.

    Good Luck,
    Mark

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    Re: Ever Detect Old Saw Mills or Grist Mills?

    Ok, Michiganians...... Correct me if I'm wrong. About 15 years ago I was told that all lumbercamps and former sawmill sites were off limits to TH'er's. Per State law, I was told this included private property..........NGE
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    Re: Ever Detect Old Saw Mills or Grist Mills?

    Where did you hear that?

    I haven't heard that, ever. I hunt them quite often. There are literally thousands of lumbercamps, and many hundreds of old sawmill sites in Michigan. (I even got help from a couple of DNR employees finding the right trail to detect one.)

    Mark

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    Re: Ever Detect Old Saw Mills or Grist Mills?

    It was told to me by an off duty DNR guy in the Wolverine area, Do ya think I may have stumbled onto his site?....NGE
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    Re: Ever Detect Old Saw Mills or Grist Mills?

    As an elected city officer I can tell you I have learned NEVER TRUST A STATE EMPLOYEE!
    LOL.
    Mark

 

 
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