French Burr Mill Stones Arrive in Eagle Point

French Burrstones Arrive in Eagle PointEmory and Daley’s attentions then turned to the installation of the millstones, weighing a substantial 1400 pounds each. These formidable stones were procured from France, meticulously assembled in Illinois, and embarked on an arduous journey. They traveled by ship down the Mississippi, circumnavigated Chile, and finally arrived at the coast of California. They were transported by ox cart to their final destination in Eagle Point.

(An interesting story that has never been substantiated surrounds the shipment of the burr stones. Daley supposedly sent his two sons by wagon to bring the stones to Eagle Point from Crescent City. On the return trip, one of the sons was killed in an Indian attack.)