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Taylor & Shaw Grist Mill
Grafton Co. | New Hampshire | USA | 1860
Township: n/a | Watersource: Newfound River.


Taylor & Shaw Grist Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 10/18/14

Taylor & Shaw Grist mill is shown on an 1884 historic map of Bristol The first grist mill on this site may have been built c 1858 by Calvin D. Cass.

Taylor & Shaw Grist Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 10/18/14

In 1860 he rebuilt and enlarged it; then in 1865, he sold one half of the business to Wells Forbes.

Taylor & Shaw Grist Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 10/18/14

Forbes later purchased Cass' other half and became the sole owner. In 1867 Forbes sold the business to George T. Crawford.

Taylor & Shaw Grist Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 10/18/14

Crawford and Reuben B. Locke commenced business under the name of Crawford & Locke. They increased the capacity of the mill and had 3 run of stone for the manufacture of flour and for custom grinding.

Taylor & Shaw Grist Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 10/18/14

They continued tin business until 1872/ 73, when Cyrus Taylor succeeded Mr. Locke. A few months later Person C. Shaw succeeded Crawford and the firm became Taylor, Shaw, & Co.

Taylor & Shaw Grist Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 10/18/14

They discontinued making flour but did a large business in corn. In July, 1884, Clarence N. Merrill, an employee of the mill, bought Mr. Shaw's interest, and the firm became Taylor & Merrill.

Taylor & Shaw Grist Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 10/18/14

In 1896, Mr. Taylor retired and Merrill became the sole owner. Old Mill Fudge Factory today--don't know where the 1767 date comes from!GPS: 43'35.457N, 71'44.146W ele 459'/140 meters Bristol Quadrangle

Gladly I'll forfeit all of earth's treasures, Jesus, Thy perfect likeness to wear. "O to Be Like Thee" by Thomas O. Chisholm 1866-1960
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Directions: The address is 2 Central St, Bristol, NH, near the junction of Sr 3A/Central Square St and Sr 104/Summer St.

 
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