The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

Union County

February 21, 2014

Union County Gristmills program at Laurelton Library

— LAURELTON — Bucknell Professor Emeritus Thomas P. Rich shares his research on the 40 such mills that operated in the period of 1700 until today and their influence on the development of agriculture in Union County during a program at the West End Libraryat 6:30 p.m. March 10.

In the book, Water-Powered Gristmills of Union County, Pennsylvania, the co-authors Rich and David Tel Testa documented the history of the gristmills that once populated the valleys of the Buffalo, Penns, White Deer and White Deer Hole Creeks. The book highlights the one mill that has operated continuously and commercially from 1700 to present day, what is known today as H & C Grove’s Mill. The book also reveals the answers to several mysteries that were discovered during the research process.

Contact the library at (570) 922-4773 for more information and to register to attend.

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