Looking Back - Circa 1880 photo of Arrowsmith Mills located on the mill race east of the Mad River just north of the southern Concord Township line in Champaign County, Ohio. Note the covered-like wagon with Arrowsmith Mills, Gold Lace Flour, W. H. Adlard, Urbana, Ohio written on the side. Building was erected 1844 and remodeled in 1877, as noted on the side of the building. Currently, this site is near the Birch Bark Canoe Livery on the Mad River.
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Then & Now Champaign County
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