1806 Samuel Church built his paper mill on the Housatonic River
1822 Owen and Hurlbut purchase Sam’s Mill
1848 Railroad reaches the mill in South Lee
1872 Hurlbut’s 2 sons expand and modernize the Willow Mill bring capacity to 4 tons/day
1899 Hurlbut becomes a unit of The American Writing paper Inc.
1927 Mill was purchased by Paul Zuhlke and becomes private again
1958 Mead Purchases Hurlbut Paper
2002 Mead merges with Westvaco to become MeadWestvaco
2009 MWV sells specialty paper business, which becomes Onyx Specialty Papers, Inc.