Wilhelm Mill Water Wheel - Monroe, OR
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
N 44° 18.773 W 123° 17.671
10T E 476512 N 4906667
A historical marker highlights a water wheel to a former flour mill along the Long Tom River.
Waymark Code: WMYKKK
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 06/25/2018
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
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Located just off Highway 99 before entering Monroe is a historical marker that reads:

Wilhelm Mill Water Wheel

This variable pitch water wheel was installed in the Long Tom River in 1906 to power the grain & flour machinery at the Adam Wilhelm Flour Mill. It also powered an electric generator that was later installed to provide electricity to the mill & the Wilhelm and Son's department store at 5th & commercial until 1925 when Mountain States brought electricity to Monroe.

Historic Topic: Modern Age 1900 to date

Group Responsible for placement: Other

Marker Type: Roadside

Region: Willamette Valley

County: Benton

State of Oregon Historical Marker "Beaver Board": Not listed

Web link to additional information: Not listed

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