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  • Photo of the J.D. Smith Saw Mill
    Imagecomment       This is a photograph of the former J.D. Smith Saw Mill. The original mill was built in the mid-1800s. This picture was taken in 1985. This photograph was provided by Ann Gaunt during a Digital Preservation Days event (May 10-13, 2011) held by the County of Brant Public Library.
    Imagecomment     This is a photograph of the former J.D. Smith Saw Mill. The original mill was built in the mid-1800s. This picture was taken in 1985. This photograph was provided by ...
  • Vivian's Mill
    ImageText       This image is of Vivian's Mill and is part of the Chronicles of Oakland Township collection.
    ImageText     This image is of Vivian's Mill and is part of the Chronicles of Oakland Township collection.
  • Smith Mills
    ImageText       This image is of Smith Mills and is part of the Chronicles of Oakland Township collection.
    ImageText     This image is of Smith Mills and is part of the Chronicles of Oakland Township collection.
  • Back of Smith Mills
    ImageText       This image is of the back of Smith Mills and is part of the Chronicles of Oakland Township collection.
    ImageText     This image is of the back of Smith Mills and is part of the Chronicles of Oakland Township collection.
  • Harley Grist Mill
    ImageText       This Harley grist mill was built sometime prior to 1870, which is the time depicted in this image. This image is part of a collection of images depicting various buildings in Brant County that was contributed by Jim Havens.
    ImageText     This Harley grist mill was built sometime prior to 1870, which is the time depicted in this image. This image is part of a collection of images depicting various buildings ...
  • Mt Vernon Mill
    ImageTextmysterycomment       on the creek MT VERNON MILL
    ImageTextmysterycomment     on the creek MT VERNON MILL
  • Snowball Grist Mill
    ImageText       Summary The construction process of the mill began in 1869 and went on for three years, culminating in a stone building built by local stonemason Mr Reith. Goldie and McCulloch supplied two ten inch wide Leffel water wheels and over five hundred feet of flume pipe. By the fall of ...
    ImageText     Summary The construction process of the mill began in 1869 and went on for three years, culminating in a stone building built by local stonemason Mr Reith. Goldie and McCulloch ...
  • Burford United Church
    ImageText       The Burford United Church was built in the 19th century. It was originally located on the southeast corner of Dufferin and William Streets; in 1902, it was moved to King St. & Alexander St. At this time it was also renovated to add a study wing in the west, replacing ...
    ImageText     The Burford United Church was built in the 19th century. It was originally located on the southeast corner of Dufferin and William Streets; in 1902, it was moved to King ...
  • Fire at the King St. Blacksmiths
    ImageTextmysterycomment       Photograph of four boys standing in front of the rubble of the blacksmith's that was located on King St. West. The date of this photograph is unknown.
    ImageTextmysterycomment     Photograph of four boys standing in front of the rubble of the blacksmith's that was located on King St. West. The date of this photograph is unknown.
  • Marvel Flour Mills Along the Nith River
    Image       The photograph depicts the Marvel Flour Mills along the Nith River in downtown Paris. It was powered by a one cylinder natural gas motor. This picture was taken after 1912 when the partnership with George Tate was dissolved and Edward and George Pitts ran the business.
    Image     The photograph depicts the Marvel Flour Mills along the Nith River in downtown Paris. It was powered by a one cylinder natural gas motor. This picture was taken after 1912 ...
  • Marvel Flour Mills
    Image       This photograph depicts the Marvel Flour Mills along the Nith River in downtown Paris. It was powered by a one cylinder natural gas motor. This picture was taken after 1912 when the partnership with George Tate was dissolved and Edward and George Pitts ran the business.
    Image     This photograph depicts the Marvel Flour Mills along the Nith River in downtown Paris. It was powered by a one cylinder natural gas motor. This picture was taken after 1912 ...
  • Ontario Portland Cement Co. Mill
    Image       This photograph depicts the Ontario Portland Cement Co. Mill in Blue Lake, Ont. The picture was taken in 1910. The original photo is held by the County of Brant Public Library.
    Image     This photograph depicts the Ontario Portland Cement Co. Mill in Blue Lake, Ont. The picture was taken in 1910. The original photo is held by the County of Brant Public ...
  • J.D. Smith Saw Mill in Glen Morris
    Image       This photograph shows the J.D. Smith Saw Mill (on the left) and the road looking east to Glen Morris. It was taken around 1940. This photograph was provided by Ann Gaunt during a Digital Preservation Days event (May 10-13, 2011) held by the County of Brant Public Library.
    Image     This photograph shows the J.D. Smith Saw Mill (on the left) and the road looking east to Glen Morris. It was taken around 1940. This photograph was provided by Ann ...
  • Unidentified Saw Mill
    ImageTextmysterycomment       [Percy Postill] [illegible]
    ImageTextmysterycomment     [Percy Postill] [illegible]
  • Haight Mill and Flume, Mount Pleasant
    Image       This photograph shows an unidentified woman sitting atop the flume of the Haight Mill in Mount Pleasant. It was printed on page 83 of The Work of Our Hands by Sharon Jaeger, and was provided by Linda Guest. The old Andrew Nellis farm was on the hill up from the ...
    Image     This photograph shows an unidentified woman sitting atop the flume of the Haight Mill in Mount Pleasant. It was printed on page 83 of The Work of Our Hands by ...
  • Paris-Burford Rough Riders in front of Roller Mills
    Image       (On original matting) ROUGH RIDERS In front of Meldrum's mill, where the great fire broke out in 1900.
    Image     (On original matting) ROUGH RIDERS In front of Meldrum's mill, where the great fire broke out in 1900.
  • Mills of Yesteryear by Mel Robertson, from the Burford Advance
    Textcomment  Robertson, Mel,     From the 1970s through the 1980s, Mel Robertson wrote many articles for the Burford Advance and Burford Times on the history of Burford Township. This set of clippings contains the five-part article Mills of Yesteryear, which ran from April 13 to May 6, 1977. It describes the various historical mills ...
    Textcomment  Robertson, Mel,   From the 1970s through the 1980s, Mel Robertson wrote many articles for the Burford Advance and Burford Times on the history of Burford Township. This set of clippings contains the ...
  • Photograph of Penman's Workers Cottage on Willow Street in Paris
    Image       This is a photograph of 28 and 30 Willow Street in Paris, Ontario. This semi-attached home was one of the workman's cottages built by John Penman for workers of the Penman's Mill in 1916. The cottages are symmetrical redbrick dwellings with front verandahs. Notice the dormer with a hipped roof ...
    Image     This is a photograph of 28 and 30 Willow Street in Paris, Ontario. This semi-attached home was one of the workman's cottages built by John Penman for workers of the ...
  • Grand River Flooding in Glen Morris
    Image       This photograph shows the 1948 flood of the Grand River in Glen Morris. The J.D. Smith Saw Mill is on the left. This photograph was provided by Ann Gaunt during a Digital Preservation Days event (May 10-13, 2011) held by the County of Brant Public Library.
    Image     This photograph shows the 1948 flood of the Grand River in Glen Morris. The J.D. Smith Saw Mill is on the left. This photograph was provided by Ann Gaunt during ...
  • Postcard Depicting Grist Mill Above the Dam
    ImageText       This is the image of a postcard depicting the Grist Mill Above the Dam. The postcard was addressed to Jessie Guppy in London, Ont. The original postcard is held by the South Dumfries Historical Society.
    ImageText     This is the image of a postcard depicting the Grist Mill Above the Dam. The postcard was addressed to Jessie Guppy in London, Ont. The original postcard is held by ...
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