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Auburn Roller Mill / Fisher's Mill / Malone Mill
Schuylkill Co. | Pennsylvania | USA | 1821
Township: South Manheim Twp. | Watersource: Bear Creek.


Auburn Roller Mill / Fisher's Mill / Malone Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 11/01/2007

The 40'X 50' sandstone mill was built to a height of 3.5 stories by John & Catherine Fisher in 1821.

Auburn Roller Mill / Fisher's Mill / Malone Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 11/01/2007

The date is engraved on a cornerstone with the name Catherine still legible.

Auburn Roller Mill / Fisher's Mill / Malone Mill
Picture: Robert t. Kinsey 11/01/2007

In the late 19th or early 20th century, John M.Fahl bought the mill from a Fisher owner.

Auburn Roller Mill / Fisher's Mill / Malone Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 11/01/2007

The millpond, fed by Bear Creek, in turn fed the double Fitz waterwheel thru a short penstock to a distribution box.

Auburn Roller Mill / Fisher's Mill / Malone Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 11/01/2007

Some other owners were Howard, Ney, & Francis Phillips. Phillips ran the mill roughly for about 30 years, selling to Harold Grill in the mid 1950's.

Auburn Roller Mill / Fisher's Mill / Malone Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 11/01/2007

The double Fitz steel wheel, supplied water from the distribution box thru the penstock coming out of the pond.

Auburn Roller Mill / Fisher's Mill / Malone Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 11/01/2007

Another view of the penstock, distribution box, wheel arrangement.

Auburn Roller Mill / Fisher's Mill / Malone Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 11/01/2007

The inside is mostly devoid of machinery, not-with-standing these belt pulleys on a lineshaft and a few other remnants.

Auburn Roller Mill / Fisher's Mill / Malone Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 11/01/2007

The miller's house, lived in by the present owners Warren & Doris Malone since 1972. They have spent a considerable amount of time and money restoring the dam, the millrace, and the ongoing restoration of the mill itself.

Auburn Roller Mill / Fisher's Mill / Malone Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 11/01/2007

The second story side door opposite the millrace/pond. The millrace is about a quarter mile long and about 15'-20' wide, widening even more, almost pond-like, near the mill.

"God gives seed to farmers and provides everyone with food. He will increase what you have, so that you can give even more to those in need."
(2 Corinthians 9:10 CEV)
Directions: The mill is located on the south side of Pa 895 just west of the borough of Auburn, about 4 airmiles south & southeast of Orwigsburg & Schuylkill Haven respectively.
 
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