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Oakesdale seeks support for J.C. Barron Mill

Innovia Foundation purchased building on May 2

OAKESDALE –– On Monday, May 13, residents gathered at the Oakesdale Fire Department for an evening meeting discussing the future of the iconic J.C. Barron Flour Mill, commonly called the "Old Mill".

The meeting was held in conjunction with the Town of Oakesdale, the Innovia Foundation and the Port of Whitman County.

Constructed in 1908, the flour mill is the last of its 18 counterparts still standing in Whitman County. Since it was put up for sale in 2022 by previous owner MaryJane Butters, the future of the town's landmark has been up in the air.

Oakesdale native and business leader Larry Sta...


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