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Wallis Bros. Mill
Lycoming Co. | Pennsylvania | USA | u/k
Township: Moreland Twp. | Watersource: Little Muncy Creek.


Wallis Bros. Mill
Picture: Phil Schmitz 10/17/1988 submitted 09/04/2009

Samuel Wallis founded the business and built the mill. Samuel's sons inherited the mill and farm, Joe running the mill and Ralph and "Bully" doing the farm work.

Wallis Bros. Mill
Picture: Phil Schmitz 10/17/1988 submitted 09/04/2009

Mary, a single sister, worked with the wives on the farm. Both Joe and Mary never married.It is very likely that an earlier mill belonging to the Honorable Henry Johnson & built c.1796 by Cor. George Smith was an earlier resident at this mill site.

Wallis Bros. Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 05/18/2014

The mill is posted and has hazard tape around parts of the structure. Mostly , I think to keep people from entering the building for liability issues.

Wallis Bros. Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 05/18/2014

There seems to be a penstock system feeding water to perhaps an interior waterwheel as is seen in the second to last photo.

Wallis Bros. Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 05/18/2014

The mill also was a source of pullet chicks and perhaps other young farm stock in the spring.

Wallis Bros. Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 05/18/2014

Joe, a bachelor, did grinding for many of the local farmers, also wearing the postmaster's hat, as the mill was the Moreland Township post office for many years.

Wallis Bros. Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 05/18/2014

The mill converted to electricity in the 1950's and the wheel (undershot wheel) was removed after it deteriorated. This sounds like and exterior wheel, since the photo shows an interior waterwheel.

Wallis Bros. Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 05/18/2014

The mill, in relatively fair condition, is located on private property. Water was diverted from Little Muncy Creek into a millrace, which traveled under the wheel (undershot wheel), then returned to the creek through a tailrace. The headrace approached past the sheds towards the road and the mill.

Wallis Bros. Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 05/18/2014

Some mention of restoration to create a mill museum has been voiced. GPS: 41D 11.38'N, 76D 39.14'W Hughesville Quadrangle

"The Lord corrects everyone he loves, just as parents correct their favorite child."
(Proverbs 3:12 CEV)
Directions: Located in Moreland Twp. on Moreland Twp. Hwy/Sr 2069 about a mile northwest of Sh 442 at Little Muncy Creek.


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