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Standard Milling Co. / Highspire Feed Mill
Dauphin Co. | Pennsylvania | USA | unknown
Township: Lower Swatara Twp. & Highspire Boro. | Watersource: Laurel Run, then electricity, perhaps steam



Standard Milling Co. / Highspire Feed Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 2/12/2007

The rebuilt 1863 mill is a frame 4.5 story mill measuring about 50' across the front and 40' along the side. This mill replaced a stone grist mill built John Hollingsworth in 1775 and operated continuously until it burned in 1860.

Standard Milling Co. / Highspire Feed Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 2/12/2007

Many additions and grain storage silos are clustered to the west of the original mill. The mill was owned by the Uhlmann Company through 1989, and operated as Wheatena Corporation and Standard Milling Company.

Standard Milling Co. / Highspire Feed Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 2/12/2007

View of the complex from the NW. In the 1960, Uhlhmann obtained ownership of Maltex Corporation and Maypo cereal, owned by Heublein, Inc. ConAgra leased the Highspire Complex a year later. ConAgra eventually bought The rights to produce Maypo cereal in 2000.

Standard Milling Co. / Highspire Feed Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 2/12/2007

The headquarters of the mill complex, now a division of ConAgra Foods. The Highspire mill and Maypo brand was sold in 2001 to William Stadtlander, new owner of Homestat Farm, Ltd. Maypo is still produced at the Highspire plant, the sweet maple scent wafting through the streets of Highspire.

Standard Milling Co. / Highspire Feed Mill
Picture: Robert t. Kinsey 2/12/2007

The ditch in the foreground channels Laurel Run past the mill. The original mill may have been water-powered, then steam, but definitely electricity driven now.

Standard Milling Co. / Highspire Feed Mill
Picture: Robert t. Kinsey 2/12/2007

The smaller probably original office for the cereal mill. The larger house with the ConAgra Foods sign was probably the original miller's house.

Standard Milling Co. / Highspire Feed Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 2/12/2007

Another parting view of the mills front facade. Some repair work has evedently been done around the stacked doors beneath the catshead.

"If you humbly obey the Lord, then come and worship him. If you do right and are humble, perhaps you will be safe on that day when that when the Lord turn loose his anger."
(Zephaniah 2:3 CEV)
Directions: Located on the south side of Pa 230 at Race St. in the town of Highspire, 5 or 6 blocks south of I-76/Pennsylvania Turnpike.
 
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