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After the gristmill opened in April 1852, it ground wheat, corn and other grains produced by local farmers. The mill was a major center of economic life during the 19th century and was also used by Fred Graue to hide runaway slaves on their journey to freedom in Canada. Frederick Graue and his third son, F.W. ("William") Graue, operated the mill for 70 years until modern milling methods rendered the old mill obsolete. Graue Mill is on the National Register of Historic Places.
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