Thursday, July 29, 2010

Your Thursday Boring Postcard from Michael5000

The Beckman Mill - 1925.

During the 1920s, the Beckman Mill was a highly successful operation serving the needs of area farmers in addition to producing its specialty, "Newark Mills Buckwheat Flour". Completely remodeled in the late teens, the business was operated by Charles and Henry Beckman. Today, the structure is being restored by the Friends of Beckman Mill, Inc., PO Box 74, Beloit, WI 53512-0074.

Provenance: Sent by frequent L&TM5K commenter nichim, June 2010.


Elaine said...

Ever taste buckwheat? Yuck.

McGuff said...

Growing up in Illinois, not far from Beloit, we knew that "beloit" is the sound that a quarter makes if it drops into a toilet.

Michael5000 said...

So THAT'S how Beloit got its name!