frye mill by TuckPhoto
Originally the Daniel Cragin Mill, it was established in 1858. Still in operation as a working mill; it is a popular tourist attraction, with a gift shop and continues to produce Shaker style boxes and furniture.
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Mark your calendars! I’m coming to Chicago for a meetup in two weeks! I’ll be at The Wilton School Saturday, March 18th from 2pm-6pm. The event is free. Hope to see you there for hugs, pictures and fun 😊💕
“The first settler to build a home the area that was to be known as Wilton in the new state of Iowa (1846) was Mr. Christian Marolf who came in July 1849, and erected of a small log house opposite the GermanLutheran church. When he built his home Mr. Marolf could only see one the home of Mr. Stearns just west of town on the south side of the Moscow road. Mr. Marolf was soon followed by Mr. Ben Maurer in 1850 whose land now comprises North Wilton and Peter Marolf in 1851, which is now known as Marolf’s addition. North Wilton is at present (1947) not within the corporate limits of Wilton. The city was once home to the Wilton German English College from 1894 to 1905. The campus of the college was later turned into City Park, and some of the college’s buildings remain to this day.”