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Legacy Projects > Millers of the Wildcat – A Brief History of Star Roller Mills & Earl Haun Millers of the Wildcat – A Brief History of Star Roller Mills & Earl Haun

Millers of the Wildcat

This book project compiles A Brief History of Star Roller Mills & Earl Haun in Burlington, Indiana. The unique Spanish style house and grounds were created by the miller, Earl Haun in the 1930’s. Earl’s grandson, Myron Brubaker, shared his memories of his granddad and his business and home. The home, mill and water grounds attracted numerous tourists from the lower 48 states until the late 1940’s. Myron Brubaker, Karina Fauble and James Rich researched and compiled by the book. The book includes Haun Family heritage, mill history, mill operations, Earl Haun & the history of electricity in Burlington, Myron’s memories and Earl Haun’s Spanish mansion and restoration. Earl sold the Star Roller Mills which passed through a few owners and was removed by 1972. The house was nominated and won the 2015 Old Settler’s Heritage Award during 2015 Carroll County Old Settlers Meeting.

Q&A with Legacy Project Coordinator James Rich

What do you consider the key accomplishment of your Legacy Project?

  • The production gathered the memories of Myron Brubaker, grandson of Earl Haun, the saving of the Haun House by Paul & Karina Fauble, and researching of the history of the mill and house by James Rich. The book celebrated the nomination of the house Carroll County's Old Settler's Heritage Award.

Describe a highlight or most memorable moment related to your Legacy Project.

  • Collecting fond memories of Myron Brubaker of his grandparents the Hauns.

How/where are you preserving information and artifacts related to your Legacy Project?

  • Books are available at the Burlington, Indiana Library and proceeds go toward other nonprofit projects.

Total number of voluntters who participated.

  • 3

Project Details

  • Organization: Promoting Wildcat Valley
  • County: Carroll
  • Contact: James Rich, 765-566-2725,
  • Type: Non-Profit
  • Project Number: IBC-HC-151