Along the shores of the Saint Olaf Roller Mill you’ll see the outcropping of Sioux quartzite. The mill is located what’s known today as Baltic but at its birth, the area was St. Olaf. The mill was a nucleus for the town, producing 120 barrels of flour daily. The water wheel produced 110 horsepower and an alternate steam engine gnerated another 65 horsepower. The power gnerated by the mill also supplied electricity to Baltic and Dell Rapids until it ceased operation in 1916.
Image from Baltic
Monument with the area’s history documented.