Originally published in 1915, "Thru the Mill" was written by inmate number "4342", George Bartlett, who served ten months in the old Stillwater Prison.
This book is his account of life behind the stone walls of Minnesota's most infamous prison.
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Membership is the most direct method of supporting the Washington County Historical Society. Your membership helps us collect, preserve, and disseminate the history of Washington County for residents and visitors in the belief that a historical perspective enhances our understanding of community and sense of place.
Your membership also helps us operate two interpretive museums showcasing county heritage, provide educational programs to schools and to the public, assist researchers to document their family history, investigate and publish county history books, and showcase county history through exhibitions and displays throughout the county.