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VICTORIA COUNTY, TEXAS
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GRIST MILLS OF THE VICTORIA AREA

(The following information is from a VCGS Quarterly article taken from the Sidney WEISIGER collection located at the Victoria College/University of Houston Victoria Library.)

One thing that was a must in the early days was some form of grinding corn into meal. Grist mills were located in almost every community. Listed below are some of the mills in the Victoria area.

Mills were of several types. Some, like the old Dutch Mill, used great stones to crush the grain and made a fine type of meal. The faster-turning plants used metal grinders or burrs and were called burr mills. Grist mills, like so many other things, were a matter of necessity and certainly played their part in the development of our country.

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