Hopewell Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania powder mill
The following excerpt is from the Hopewell Township portion of the 1884 book "History of Bedford, Somerset and Fulton Counties, Pennsylvania". It describes an alleged circa 1756 powder mill in Hopewell Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. I think the date is far too early to be very believable, but I don't doubt the basic premise of the existence of an old powder mill.
The following image from the 1877 atlas of Bedford County shows the location of the referenced Brollier sawmill. The approximate location of the sawmill is roughly 40.053341, -78.3511982.
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