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jan 1, 1783 - Stone Mill

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In 1783, Oliver Evans invented the first automated flour mill in the United States. His process used large circular stones, called millstones, levers, and pulleys. The stone mills were powered by water and needed to be situated along rivers. Other stone mills were powered by livestock or wind.

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jan 1, 1783
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~ 241 years ago

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