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Two plates from Oliver Evans The Young Mill-Wright and Millers Guide, published in 1791. It provided explicit instructions on how to build Evans mills. Camdens Duncan McRae visited Evans and brought back his ideas to build a five-story mill here.
Camden has long been known for its wheat flour production during the pre-Revolutionary period and for several decades after the war. “Fine Carolina flour” was produced by Joseph Kershaw’s mills on Pine Tree Creek according to the “South Carolina Gazette” and Kirkland and Kennedy in Volume 2 of “Historic Camden.” Kershaw had three mill locations on Big and Little Pine Tree creeks.