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Butte Creek Mill
Jackson Co. | Oregon | USA | 1872
Township: N/A | Watersource: Butte Creek

Official Website: www.buttecreekmill.com


Butte Creek Mill
Picture: 05/17/05 Jim MILLER

First called Snowy Butte Mill after Mt. McLoughlin (Snowy Butte or Mt. Pitt). Built by John Daley Jr. and A. Emery for John Daley Sr. in 1872. The mill's basement is where the water power is produced. The shaft seen in the next photo is directly connected to the nether stone on the floor above.

Butte Creek Mill
Picture: 05/17/05 Jim Miller

Peter and Nora Crandall took over the mill in 1972. A wide variety of grains and flours are processed and sold, along with other nutritional seeds, nuts, carob products, full-of-nutrition foodstuffs and snacks, and souvenirs and other items too numerous to mention. The mill was up for sale in late 2003-early 2004. Not sure if it is still on the market.

Butte Creek Mill
Picture: 05/17/05 Jim Miller

The big white buhrstones, weighing 1400 lbs. a piece, were quarried in France, milled in Illinois and shipped around the Horn to Cresent City, Ca. Then were carted by wagon over the Siskiyou Mountains to Eagle Point, Or. over 100 years ago.

Butte Creek Mill
Picture: 05/17/05 Jim Miller

A view of the west end of the mill. Little Butte Creek is down to the right, out of the picture. The mill is one of the first mills built in the Rogue River Valley and is the only one consistantly operating today. The beams were raised first, mortised and pinioned with hard wood pegs. Then the siding was whip-sawed and fastened with square nails or cut nails

Butte Creek Mill
Picture: o5/1705 Jim Miller

This stone building across the street, one building to the east, was probably the first structure in Eagle Point and was definitely on the scene before the mill. It was used as a warehouse by the community.

"Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly of heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light."
(Matthew 11:28-30 NKJV)
Directions: In community of Eagle Point North of Medford 5 miles and East of Central Point.
 
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