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The Truckenmiller Mill

 

“EARLY INDUSTRIES
 
   Daniel Vincent, from Essex county, New Jersey, built a mill on
Warrior run, one of the first mills in the northern part of the county.
This was a log building, and was replaced in 1792 by a stone structure.
The Truckenmiller mill and the old Wilson mill, also on Warrior run,
were established at a later date. Alexander Guffy had a distillery in
operation prior to 1800, and several establishments of a similar
character have since been conducted by different individuals. An
equally important industry was the ashery of a Mr. Harrison, where
potash, soda, and other products of ashes were manufactured. The
proprietor opened a road from his establishment to the Susquehanna
river; it received the name of "the Potash road," which still retains
local significance. In recent years a tannery was operated by Jacob
Stitzel, but at the present time, so far as the industrial interests of
the township are concerned, Delaware is best described as an agricultural
region.”

 From: History of Northumberland Co., PA - Chapters 27-32

CHAPTER 32 - Pages 752-764

 

 

Sign, where the Mill once Stood.  Photo taken 2005

 

 

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