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Wilbert, Carl F. / History of the town of Mequon
([ca. 1990?])

Thiensville


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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