History Timeline

1

1806

Samuel Church built his paper mill on the Housatonic River
2

1822

Owen and Hurlbut purchase Sam’s Mill
3

1848

Railroad reaches the mill in South Lee
4

1872

Hurlbut’s 2 sons expand and modernize the Willow Mill bring capacity to 4 tons/day
5

1899

Hurlbut becomes a unit of The American Writing paper Inc.
6

1927

Mill was purchased by Paul Zuhlke and becomes private again
7

2002

Mead merges with Westvaco to become MeadWestvaco
8

2009

MWV sells specialty paper business, which becomes Onyx Specialty Papers, Inc.