Whited Grist Mill

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Whited Grist Mill
Whited Grist Mill is located in Oklahoma
Whited Grist Mill
Whited Grist Mill is located in the US
Whited Grist Mill
Location Old Town Museum, W. 3rd St. and N. Pioneer Rd. Elk City, Oklahoma
Coordinates 35°24′45″N 99°26′5″W / 35.41250°N 99.43472°W / 35.41250; -99.43472Coordinates: 35°24′45″N 99°26′5″W / 35.41250°N 99.43472°W / 35.41250; -99.43472
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1903 (1903)-04
Built by Whited, Ruben
NRHP reference # 76001554[1]
Added to NRHP January 1, 1976

The Whited Grist Mill is a historic gristmill located at the National Route 66 & Transportation Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma. Ruben Whited built the mill in 1903-04; his family operated the mill for its entire existence. The mill ground corn for Elk City's residents; a sign painted on the outside advertises "CORN GROUND INTO MEAL OR CHOPS AT ANY TIME". A 1928 addition brought a flour mill to the complex as well. The mill closed in 1944 due to replacement machinery shortages during World War II; it was the only gristmill to ever operate in Elk City.[2] In 1985, the mill moved from its original site at 306 E. 7th St. to its current location.[3]

The mill was added to the National Register of Historic Places on January 1, 1976.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Ruth, Kent (August 1975). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form: Whited Grist Mill" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved April 21, 2014.  Accompanied by photos.
  3. ^ "Whited Grist Mill". National Register Properties in Oklahoma. Oklahoma State Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved April 21, 2014. 

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