Saint Olaf Roller Mill & Power Dam
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers
N 43° 45.850 W 096° 44.322
14T E 682016 N 4848165
Quick Description: In 1881 Frank and Justin Pettigrew began construction of the power dam and flour millat this site where portions of the foundation remain.
Location: South Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 8/17/2006 1:36:21 PM
Waymark Code: WMMF1
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GPX Navigators
Views: 27

Long Description:
The mill and the railroad were the nucleus of the town which was first called St. Olaf later called Keyes and finally changed to Baltic to represent the people who came from the Baltic Sea Region.
The mill produced 120 barrels of flour daily. The water wheel produced 110 horsepower and an alternate steam engine gnerated another 65 horsepower. The power gnerated by the mill also supplied electricity to Baltic and Dell Rapids until it ceased operation in 1916.
Marker Name: Saint Olaf Roller Mill and Power Dam

Marker Type: Roadside

Marker Text: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
A photo of the 'Marker' or 'Plaque' is required to identify the location, plus a picture of the 'Historic Site'. If you do not post a photo your log will be deleted.
Search for... Google Map
Google Maps
Bing Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest South Dakota Historical Markers
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
Date Logged Log User Rating  
dbrockhouse visited Saint Olaf Roller Mill & Power Dam 11/24/2011 dbrockhouse visited it
wildernessmama visited Saint Olaf Roller Mill & Power Dam 4/12/2011 wildernessmama visited it
MNSearchers visited Saint Olaf Roller Mill & Power Dam 4/15/2006 MNSearchers visited it

View all visits/logs