The now and then postings of the discoveries and contributions of the Miller and Bechtold families .

Friday, March 26, 2010

Hugh McCaffrey: the Peru Milling Company

Hugh McCaffrey was also an owner of the famous "Magnolia" flouring mill. The mill had the capacity for grinding 1,200 bushels of wheat and turning out 300 barrels of flour. [per day]

From the 1914 History of Miami County:

In 1892 he purchased the Peru Milling Company and after running it a few years finding it was not up-to-date he decided to build and in 1895 he built the present three hundred barrel mill using the former building for an elevator.

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