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The Palkie Grist Mill

The Palkie Grist Mill

Immigrant farmers found local soil and climate conditions similar to those of their native Finland, and thus they knew a thing or two about growing rye. After raising large crops in 1878, they joined in building a grist mill to make flour. The location on the Midway River was known as Palkki Rapids, named for pioneer farmer Simeon Palkki. The family name --- and the mill's name --- were later changed to Palkie. Besides learning about the mill's operation, visitors will see rug looms, butter churns, old washing machines, old tools and a lot more.

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