Built in 1889 by businessman William E. Thomas, Phelp's Mill is a historic flour mill in Battle Lake, Minnesota and is the centerpiece of the Phelp's Mill County Park. Thomas was an established flour and feed businessman in Fergus but decided to construct the mill in order to cash in on the high demand for flour at the time. His was one of the thousand mills built in the state. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975 as part of a district that includes a general store and miller's house.
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