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A New History of Peirce Mill

Peirce Mill: Two Hundred Years in the Nation's Capital is the first comprehensive history of the mill, one of the few remaining symbols of Washington, D.C.'s agrarian past, and a center for learning about the early technology of flour production.

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"The history of Peirce Mill covers three centuries, starting with the establishment of Washington as the built-from-scratch capital of a new nation. It continues through the contentious creation of the nation's first federally owned urban park along Rock Creek and culminates in the current efforts to restore the long-neglected mill to operating condition. The story of this cherished local landmark is a reminder that another Washington—the 'hometown' Washington—exits beyond the monuments on the Mall, and has a rich and engaging history all its own." —Richard Moe, President, National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Author Steve Dryden is vice president of the Friends of Peirce Mill and a preservation and environmental activist and writer with a lifelong interest in the history and nature of the Washington, D.C. area.

You may purchase a copy of Peirce Mill: Two Hundred Years in the Nation's Capital by clicking this link to local bookstore Politics & Prose or from It will also be available at the Peirce Barn, Rock Creek Nature Center, and the Old Stone House in Georgetown.

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