Thompson's Mills State Heritage Site

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Thompson’s Mills State Heritage Site
Boston Thompson's Flour Mill.jpg
Boston Flour Mill
Thompson's Mills State Heritage Site is located in Oregon
Thompson's Mills State Heritage Site
Type Public, state
Location Linn County, Oregon
Nearest city Shedd
Coordinates 44°27′39″N 123°04′54″W / 44.4609563°N 123.0817593°W / 44.4609563; -123.0817593Coordinates: 44°27′39″N 123°04′54″W / 44.4609563°N 123.0817593°W / 44.4609563; -123.08175931
Created December 2007 (2007-12)
Operated by Oregon Parks and Recreation Department

Thompson’s Mills State Heritage Site is a state park near Shedd in Linn County, Oregon, United States, administered by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. The mill was first built in 1858. It burned down once in 1862, but was rebuilt right away. It continued to grind grain until 2002, making it one of Oregon's oldest continuously operating water-powered businesses. Oregon State Parks purchased the property in 2004 and the park was opened to the public in December, 2007. The property was acquired and restored under governor Kulongoski's "park-a-year" plan, in which one new state park is to be opened every year.

This old postcard image shows the Boston Flour Mill as seen from the Calapooia River from the downstream end, circa 1905.

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