Volume XX | Issue 2 | Spring 2020
American Pickers’ hosts Frank Fritz and Mike Wolfe

American Pickers

TV shows features Oregon historic mill

The Fall 2019 issue of Community Vitality featured the story of how the Southern Oregon community of Eagle Point is rebuilding Butte Creek Mill, a historic icon heavily damaged by fire on Christmas Day 2015. 

The story appeared before a national audience last October, when the popular television show American Pickers featured Butte Creek Mill in its “Out of the Ashes” episode. 

The episode follows American Pickers’ hosts Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz as they tour the mill with former owner Bob Russell. The show has prompted donations from across the country to help fund the $2.5 million reconstruction project, according to community members involved in the project. 

“Out of the Ashes” is available for viewing on the History Channel website

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