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Mike,

You might also want to try and look at a copy of the _Centennial History of
Rochester, New York: Volume I: Beginnings_ (1931). It contains the
following two articles:

"Physical Causes of Rochester's Prosperity: Physiography of the Rochester
Region" by Herman LeRoy Fairchild (pps 83-104)

"The Romance of Milling: With Rochester the Flour City" by Maude Motley
(pps 143-234, also contains some information on mills in the region
surrounding Rochester).

Also:
_Special Places: A History of Irondequoit and Allens Creek Valleys_ by
William N. Hosley (1993). There was a lot of milling activity in this area,
the best known mills being run by the eponymous Daniel Penfield.

Search on 'mills' in my timeline; you may find some dates of interest -
http://home.eznet.net/~dminor especially those under the "/NYNY.html" page

Phil Lord's book, which others have mentioned, is also a great source.

David Macauly's _Mill_. (1983), while not specific to New York State, may
of use in clarifying some construction details.

Good luck,
David Minor

>    Greetings to the List,  I am working on a paper about 19th century
>waterpower, and it's impact on society. I have been scanning the net for
>web  sites related to this topic, but would like to find all the working
>grist, saw  and any other mills in New York State and our neighboring
>states.  I also would like some ideas on books or papers  that could help
>me understand how these mills impacted the local economy.    Mike Riley
>Town of Mentz Historian and Empire State College  student.


David Minor
Eagles Byte Historical Research
Pittsford, New York
585 264-0423
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