Historic Bear’s Mill

One of Ohio’s few working water powered mills is located in Darke County. It’s called Bear’s Mill and is a nice place to stop for local art, coffee, goodies and history.

The four story structure was built by a guy named Gabriel Baer in 1849 so they were in business when Annie Oakley was alive.

It’s built with fifty foot timbers and they use historic techniques and equipment to process grains and meals that they sell on site.

Today it’s owned and operated by a non profit organization.

I did not dwell here as it was awfully crowded for these pandemic days. I’ll go back my next trip and spend more time. Meanwhile, you might be interested in adding it to your Annie Oakley day trip or at least taking an armchair field trip. Find more information here.

1 thought on “Historic Bear’s Mill

  1. Oh, I would totally love to see that! I went to a mill my ancestor built in Decorah, Iowa. It’s an impressive building. But the museum that owns it removed all the mill workings and uses it for other exhibits. Sigh.

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