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Farmers line up outside the Aetna Mill, which opened in 1838 at Lock 10 of the Ohio & Erie Canal at the foot of Furnace Street in Akron. It was built by Samuel A. Wheeler and John B. Mitchell. (Beacon Journal file photo)
Built in 1832 by Dr. Eliakim Crosby, the Stone Mill stood for nearly 80 years at the foot of Mill Street in downtown Akron near the Ohio & Erie Canal. It was demolished in the early 20th century. (Beacon Journal file photo)
Akron oatmeal king Ferdinand Schumacher built this German Mill in 1872 on South Summit Street. It replaced a mill that was destroyed by fire. (Beacon Journal file photo)