G S FREDERICK, PROPRIETOR ONE OF KEYSER'S THRIVING ENTERPRISES
the fertile farming sections of which Keyser is the natural
center, finds a ready market for much of its grain at our local
mills, and perhaps no manufacturing industries contribute so largely
to the welfare and general prosperity of our farmers as do the
flouring mills of our city.
Fully 50,000 bushels of local wheat are annually demanded by the Rosedale Mills alone, some 20,000 bushes of which are received in exchange.
Built in the fall of last year, this flouring mill was at the outset fully equipped with all the necessary intricate and expensive modern machinery to produce unexcelled flour, and the popularity of its brands, no only locally but as far west as Grafton, as far east as Cumberland and along the entire line of the W Va Central Railroad, has amply justified the heavy investment. The head miller, Jesse E Moore, has spent seven of his 20 years active experience in Keyser, and is well and favorably known here.
Three additional employees are required. The output includes the Peerless patent, Cyclone, Star and Extra brands of flour all nutritious, health-giving breadmakers. The capacity of the mills forty barrels of flour and six tons of feed daily. The celebrated Case roller patent system is used and a 75 horsepower engine supplies the motive power.
The main building three stories, 24X100 feet in dimensions is supplemented by a 11/2 story building 20X40 feet utilized as a wagon and farm machinery repository. Mr Frederick is state agent for the wellknown (?B/R)ain Wagons; county agent for the celebrated Turnbull wagons, and handled the Standard and Hench & Drumgold farm machinery, including barrows, plow, grain drills, etc. This feature of the business was added some three years ago.
Since 1887, Mr G S Frederick has been in the milling business in Keyser, operating across the river until June 28, 1897, when his mill was totally destroyed by fire. In Sept the new mill was completed, and is an improvement in every mechanical department. Mr Frederick has been brought up to the business. His father was a miller, and from early childhood he has been associated with flouring mills in different capacities. born in the valley of Virginia, he was raised in Fayette County, Pa, afterward removing to Grant Co, W Va, where he conducted a flour mill until 1886. On disposing advantageously of that property, he removed to Keyser, and established the mills which has since burned, in 1887. His practical experience of over 30 years, has thoroughly familiarized him with every detail of the flour business, and he gives his personal direction to the interests of the Rosedale Mills. Thoroughly imbued with that spirit of progress which means so much to the growth of a city, he has become identified with Keyser's best interests, and no movement which has for its object the advancement of community interest ever lacks his hearty support. The Rosedale Mills, are alike a credit to the city and their proprietor.
TRANSCRIBED OCTOBER 28, 2001 BY PATTI MCDONALD
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