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Time Capsule: Buell and Olmstead Feed Mill

This picture, taken in 1916, shows part of a Fourth of July parade in Woodstock. The elaborately decorated cars and floats are shown passing the Buell and Olmstead Feed Mill on Clay Street.

Delbert Olmstead was born on the family farm in Woodstock. Raised and educated locally, he was a member of the football team when he attended high school His father, Silas, was mayor of Woodstock in 1917.

Frank Buell was born in 1850 and established the mill business in about 1901, taking over the building formerly used by Furer and Slocum for storing wheat. By 1904 he partnered with Olmstead as dealers in grain, flour, mill feed, seeds and salt. Buell died in 1916 and Olmstead disposed of the business shortly after.

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