The Hungarian patent mill was originally built, owned and operated by J. Sanders, an entrepreneur who owned mills in both Manitoba and Saskatchewan.
As you tour the mill, imagine the train loads of timber arriving in Esterhazy and the work being done to erect a wood building of this stature, long before electrical power was available. Take note of the post & tenon, wooden pegged beam connections and the detailed hand-made chute work. Steam power operated the mill until the late ’40s or early ’50s. There is now an operational diesel engine in place that was manufactured in 1947.
To arrange for a tour of our Flour Mill, contact our Visitor Information Centre 306-745-5406 from May to September or the Town Office at 306-745-3942 from October to April.