A Moment in Tolland History: Crandall Cider Mill and Dam

Town Historian Barbara Cook provides information on the old cider mill that was located at Crandall Park.

From Town Historian Barbara Cook:

Pictured is the old Crandall cider mill and the stone dam on the site of the present dam at . Originally a saw mill, grist mill and cider mill occupied this site, and the cider mill still operated in the 1940s. Opened for swimming by Miss Lillie Crandall, the property was acquired by the town in 1965, with the old mill used for bathhouses until it burned down.

Walter May 22, 2012 at 11:55 AM
Their are several Crandall's still living in the area. They are good people and good friends.
Irene May 22, 2012 at 03:10 PM
Love Love Love these historical tidbits Barbara!! Thanks for educating us about Tolland's history!
April Geissler May 22, 2012 at 08:05 PM
When I first moved to Tolland 36 years ago, I heard stories about the cider mill, pond, and the Crandalls from my new neighbor Jean Zabilansky McMahon who grew up across the street. I had the honor of meeting Miss Lilly Crandall and having a mini tour of her lovely old house that stood where the gazebo is. Seems like yesterday.
Bill May 22, 2012 at 08:24 PM
Thanks for this. Always appreciate learning about the local history. Thanks again, Bill


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