Pioneer Industrialist Database

Often the first enterprising business established in a pioneer community was a mill to grind corn and wheat. Almost simultaneously a shopkeeper opened a store in the front room of his home to supply settlers with much needed staples. Business was conducted in barter or trade for peltries more often than in coin. Taverns were needed to provide shelter for weary travelers making their way to their new pioneer homes. And thus, capitalism blossomed in the wilderness. Was your ancestor a miller, whose brother was also a miller in a nearby county, like their father had been a miller in a different state? With the results of contributions to this database researchers can easily track this type of family business. Bountiful sources exist in the county and township histories at our local libraries. Please help build this database. Thank you.

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