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    Baer Brothers, millers, proprietors of Falls Mills, Covington. This mill is one of the early industries of the vicinity of Covington; it was built by George W. Smith, of Dayton, in 1838; Mr. S. came here in 1837 with skilled help (he never resided here, but did business here several years), and first built a saw-mill, which he used to prepare the material for a flour-mill and distillery, both of which he completed and operated ; the present firm, Baer Brothers, came into possession in 1875 ; H. H. Baer, the senior member, began milling here in 1869, first learned the business, then operated the mill on shares, and, in 1875, the brother, B. F., became associated with him; they have improved the mill by placing in new machinery, including the "patent process" and they now have capacity to grind 200 bushels of grain per day ; the power is supplied by Greenville Creek, and the whole machinery driven by a thirty-inch wheel, which is of the famous "Ross Patent" pattern; the mill is situated on the pike, just below the beautiful Greenville Falls, which gives them twenty-eight feet head and fall; Baer Brothers are young men of ability, possessed of the experience and knowledge to make a success, which is already proven by the large patronage they are receiving.

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