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Russell, Miller & Co. Mill (Established 1851)
Location: cor Harrison and 30th streets.

1863 - Albert Miller (leased).
1854 - Albert Miller & Co.
1867 - A & A. Miller Co.
1869 - Albert Miller Co.
1870 - Miller & Lewis Co.

History as 1883. - Added Nov., 2010.

History of Bay County, Michigan - 1883.


The mill of this firm was originally built by the firm of Russell, Miller & Co., in 1851. In 1863 it was leased by Albert Miller, and the following year he purchased the property. He operated it along until the Winter of 1866-67, when Agus Miller purchased an interest, and the firm became A & A Miller. They rebuilt the mill that Winter, and made it the largest one in that vicinity, having a capacity of 12,000,000 a season, and representing an investment of $50,000. They operated the mill two years, and from that time until 1879, Albert Miller was alone. In 1879, Mr. George Lewis purchased a half interest, since which time the firm has been Miller & Lewis. The season cut of the mill is about 20,000,000 feet of lumber. The firm own a large amount of standing pine.

Albert Miller is an old resident of Bay City, having come here from St. Clair County, in 1855. For a time after coming here he worked in the mills and so laid the foundation of a successful business career. By 1863 he had reached a point when he considered it safe to do something on his own account, and leased the a mill which he purchased the following year. Since that time he has ranked as one of the leading lumber manufacturers of this region. He is also interested in other business concerns. Mr. Miller is one of the leading members of the Fremont Avenue Methodist Episcopal Society, and from the first has been one of its liberal supporters.

Mr. Lewis is mentioned in connection with the Bay City Bank, of which he is president.

Additional Notes.

    1883 Directory.

  • Bay City Bank (Capital $100,000), George Lewis, Pres, George Young Vice Pres., George H. Young Cashier, 200 Center.
  • Lewis, George - (Miller & Lewis and Symons, Smart & Co.), Pres. Bay City Bank, res n e cor Stanton and 29th.
  • Miller, Albert (Miller & Lewis and Miller & Tooker), res n s 30th bet McCormick & Wilson.

Related Notes & Pages

{Lumbering Pictorial}

Related Pages:
Lewis, George
Miller, Albert
People Referenced
Lewis, George
Miller, Agus
Miller, Albert
Russell, Mr.
Young, George
Young, George H.
Subjects Referenced
A & A Miller Co.
Albert Miller & Co.
Bay City, MI
Bay City Bank, MI
Miller & Lewis Co.
Miller & Tooker Co.
Russell, Miller & Co.
St. Clair Co., MI
Symons, Smart & Co.
Fremont Ave. Church
Circular saw
Gang saw
Salt block
Saw mill
WRITINGS: History As It Was Written Then.