Historical Markers - Rock Co., WI

How-Beckman Mill

Wisconsin Official Marker

Located next to the main driveway to Beckman Mill,

 

on County H, Newark Township

 
Courtesy of Kurt Wheeler, Rock County Planning & Development Agency
 
    How-Beckman Mill
    Constructed in 1868 by William How, the How-Beckman grist mill stands
    along Raccoon Creek where a distillery and sawmill were once located. In 1882 the Beckman family purchased the property. German-born August Beckman operated the turbine-powered mill, followed by his sons Henry and Charles. Reaching peak production in the early twentieth century, the mill was enlarged in the 1920s and served as the local commercial and social center. Milling operations ceased in 1954. The How-Beckman Mill was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.
     
    Erected in 1997
 

 

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