The Hodunk mill burned down Thursday, killing the man who owned it. The mill wasn’t very visible from the Union City-Coldwater road, but several times I turned right on Hodunk Road to take a look at it. These photos are from a ride in October 2005.
This is a view across the millpond from Hodunk Road.
Battle Creek Enquirer news articles about the fire are here:
A video of the fire is on YouTube
I took more of an interest in the mill a couple of years ago when I learned that some of the Black Hawk militia people had been connected with it. But I never took the trouble to try to meet the owners and ask permission to get photo from close up, figuring that would be a project for another time.
It is a sad loss, especially the loss of life.