Historic Bears Mill and the Stoltz Owners

Recently the subject of Bears Mill, a historic working grist mill located on Arcanum-Bears Mill Road, was brought up by one of our friends- Mark and Cindi Stoltz.  Mark’s ancestors were owners of the mill way back in 1873 and also with another owner until 1884. Mark shared his family history with me and in […]


The Opera House located on the second floor of the City Building at 102-104 West South in Arcanum could well be called a center of the community social activity. It was leased on a yearly basis with the manager providing entertainment such as minstrels, stage shows, comic opera productions, etc. The first moving pictures shown […]

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