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Bair's Mill / Strickler's Mill / Dietz Mill
York Co. | Pennsylvania | USA | Earlier mill c.1750, this mill 1878
Township: Hellam Twp. | Watersource: Kreutz Creek.


Bair's Mill / Strickler's Mill / Dietz Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 11/01/1987

The 40'x50' / 3.5 story brick mill was built in 1878 by William Strickler and W. W. Bair. One set of mill grindstones of the French buhr variety is still in the mill while the other set has been placed in The Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D. C.

Bair's Mill / Strickler's Mill / Dietz Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 02/12/2004

The original grist, flour and saw mill on this site used a wooden overshot wheel and was built c. 1750 by Ulrich Strickler. Other owner/operators were John, Henry, Jacob & William Strickler and George & Calvin Dietz.

Bair's Mill / Strickler's Mill / Dietz Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 02/05/2005

The mill was last owned and operated by Woodrow W. Bair. It is not certain when operations ceased; but, the mill was still operating in 1977 using two Wolf turbines.

Bair's Mill / Strickler's Mill / Dietz Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 02/05/2005

The dam, located just upstream from the steel girder bridge beside the mill. The mill is currently used by the Bair family to store grain used in livestock feed.

Bair's Mill / Strickler's Mill / Dietz Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 02/05/2005

Damage from the flood waters of Herricane Agnes was a major cause for the cessation of operations. Location: ADC Map #17, E 13.

Bair's Mill / Strickler's Mill / Dietz Mill
Picture: Thomas M. Mingus

Photo of the mill submitted 01/2009 by Scott Mingus. His name for the mill is the Kreutz Creek Mill.

"Great peace have they that love thy law: and nothing shall offend them."
(Psalm 119:165 KJV)
Directions: About 1 mile into York Co. after crossing The Susquehanna River on Wrights Ferry Bridge/US 30, take the first exit to Wrightsville by going south on Cool Springs Road. At Lincoln Highway/Hellam St./Pa 462, turn right, go 0.3 miles to the end of the golf course and turn left onto Bair's Mill Rd. Travel about 0.5 miles. The mill is over the bridge and to the right.
 
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