Perry Historians - 4th Annual "On the Trail of Perry County History" - Bus Tour of Grist Mills of Perry County - Saturday, March 24th, 2012

Feb 22, 2012


From Donna Heller Zinn
Volunteer / Director of The Perry Historians


The Perry Historians is once again sponsoring a bus tour through Perry
County... this year the subject is Mills.  If you are interested in
receiving a registration form, please reply to me by e-mail ( ) and I will send
you the page in a .doc file.  Please note that there is very limited seating.
(We are only accepting 48 riders total and the seats are filling fast).




4th Annual "On the Trail of Perry County History" Bus Tour
Gristmills of Perry County



It's time once again for our Annual "On the Trail of Perry County History"
Bus Tour.  This year the tour subject will be Gristmills of Perry County.
Gary Eby has graciously volunteered to help us coordinate this year's tour.
For those who are unfamiliar, Gary is the son of Ruth Eby and the late
Eugene Eby, author of the book, Perry County Gristmills.



Our tour date is scheduled for Saturday, March 24, 2012.  We will meet at
the east area of Little Buffalo State Park and tour the beautifully
refurbished Shoaff's Mill.  From there, we will board the bus and continue
on to stop at several additional sites including Wentzel's Bridgeport Mill
as well as a few mills that have been out of use for quite some time.  We
will also be driving by several abandoned mill sites along the route.


Please note:  Most of the mills have steep steps and are not handicap
accessible.  Tour goers should keep in mind that the buildings we will be
visiting are not museums.  Therefore, it is NOT recommended to wear one's
"Sunday Best" and sturdy, comfortable footwear is a must.


The cost of each ticket will be $35.00.  This includes bus fare and lunch,
which will be served by St. Paul's Church at Andersonburg.  On the menu is
ham with all the trimmings and lots of home-made desserts.  Reservations are
DUE BY Wednesday, March 7th.  But don't wait until the last minute, this one
is sure to fill up fast and space is limited.  Spaces will be filled on a
first come - first served basis with the postmark date on the reservation /
payment envelope being used.  Please remember that all tourists MUST be on
board the bus.  For safety, we can have NO CARS following in convoy fashion.


The tour of Shoaff's Mill will begin promptly at 8:30 am.  Please plan to be
there 15 minutes early to check in so that we may start the tour on time and
be able to proceed to our next stop on schedule.


For questions, contact Steve Metzger at or (717) 567-9110.  Or
you may call the library during the weekdays from 9:00-2:00 or on Wednesdays
from 10:00-7:00 at (717) 582-4896.  If there is no answer, please do not
attempt to leave a message on the answering machine, but do try to call back
at another time.