Wilbert, Carl F. / History of the town of Mequon
While it could and would be a whole lot more congenial and harmonious in working with one and another in many ways beneficial to one and another, one would not know that such a "feud" existed, judging from the healthy economical condition of Thiensville and the surrounding area of Mequon. There is a sound axion which says that to judge an economical condition of a village, look at the area surrounding it. The incorporation of the Village of Thiensville took along with it a number of thriving businesses. A few of them were the grist mill of Mr. Thien, and a saw mill of Mr. Hayssen. Due to the excellent water Dower, the first real industries established in this new land were the grist mills built near t-ne .Milwaukee River, One of the earliest of these mills using natural water power were located in Thiensville. A portion of this grist mill is still there, remodeled for other uses. The dam is also there and in good shape.
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