Things can change when you’re not paying attention. I hadn’t been down to Cedar Grove in some time before August of 2010. I was taking a friend on a tour of the line and we stopped to see the mill. Imagine my surprise when we pulled up and saw what was going on.

The old mill had been transformed from the state in the photo above to what you see below. Quite a change and a shock to the system!



Ryan Fohl, the grandson of the original builder Casper Fohl, was doing some renovations. In a later e-mail, he explained that something had to be done to stabilize the structure or it would be lost. Well, nothing lasts forever.  I don’t know what use the building is serving now but the changes in appearance have been dramatic. Looks like it could go on for another one hundred years.


Mike Cougill