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Watching the Wheel Turn On

Updated: Sep 8, 2022

On September 20, 2019, we had some visitors come in from out of town and wanted to take them down to see Lanterman's Mill. We made it in time to go inside for the tour, which we have experienced before; however, this time, we got to see them turn on the wheel.

We have visited the mill on several different occasions and during different seasons. Sometimes when we visit the wheel is off and sometimes the mill is in operation and the while is actually running. We never actually witnessed them starting the wheel up, which was actually a surprised treat for us. In the video below, you can actually witness for yourself if you have never seen something like this before.

One of Mahoning County’s most historic landmarks, Lanterman’s Mill was built in 1845-46 by German Lanterman and Samuel Kimberly. Restored in 1982-85 through a gift from the Ward and Florence Beecher Foundations, this community treasure represents one of the many pioneer industries developed along Mill Creek and operates today as it did in the 1800s, grinding corn, wheat, and buckwheat.

You can visit Lanterman's Mill yourself at: 1001 Canfield Rd. (SR 62) Youngstown, OH 44511. You can check the hours of operation to plan your visit on their website.

Please leave us a comment below if you have visited Lanterman's Mill yourself in the past, or you would like to add this location to one of your destinations you would like to visit in the future.

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