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Christian Dietert 
who was
a German millwright, built a mill on the Guadalupe River soon after he arrived in 1857.    This mill  played an important role in the growth of Kerrville
 by processing crops and providing lumber for area homes and buildings.   
Charles Schreiner bought the sawmill & gristmill operation in 1882.

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Cover of pamphlet used at dedication of
historical marker for Christian Dietert Mill
     July 16, 1988



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 Old Mill Dam on the
Guadalupe River

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Worker at Dietert Mill with helpers


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Mill Buildings as seen
from landside viewpoint


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Mill overlooking river & canal

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Mules working at Dietert Mill

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The Mill dam


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Schreiner flour mill, gin and light plant about 1907.
 Charles Schreiner purchased the business from Christian Dietert in 1882.

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