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DOWN BY THE FEEDMILL:
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• Beautiful images of mills—ranging from present-day bustling businesses to
abandoned old structures—within the communities they anchor
More than 240 fascinating photos bring to light the importance of feedmills to
American townspeople, economies, and heritage.This wealth of contemporary
newphotos, together with some vintage images frommuseumcollections, give
us a visual record of a changing, and passing, American institution. Covering a
time frame of more than 150 years, the book’s illuminating text explains what
feed mills and grain elevators do, how they work, the role they have played in
the American agricultural economy, and the relationship of these businesses to
their farmer customers. By focusing on threemills indepthwe learn the changing
technological and economic conditions that shaped, and sometimes destroyed,
mills. These evocative photos capture mills in the southern half of Michigan’s
lower peninsula, chosen to be representative of theUSmills as a whole in terms
of their variety, historic evolution, and characteristics.
David Hanks
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He has traveled extensively across the US with a camera close at hand, and his
focus on building a comprehensive photographic record of feed mills spans
several decades.
Size: 8 1/2" × 11" • 240 color & b/w images • 208 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-5293-5 • hard cover • $34.99
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