This is a MUST READ for anyone interested in mills.  Phil has a way of bringing you right in to the subject.

      Mills on the Tsatsawassa: Techniques for Documenting Early 19th Century Water-Powered Industry in Rural New York- A Case Study-
      by Philip L. Lord Jr., Martha A. Costello (Illustrator)

      You can get it from the state library or

      Dick Hillenbrand
      Syracuse, NY
      (Temporarily residing in NYC.)


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: M. Riley 
  To: [log in to unmask] 
  Sent: Monday, September 23, 2002 6:42 PM
  Subject: 19th century waterpower

  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.