Learn about 19th century Dunmore sawmill at Salisbury history talk
SALISBURY — From 1864 to the 1930s the Newton and Thompson sawmill at Sucker Brook on the east side of Lake Dunmore was a microcosm of rural community life and activity. On Aug. 16, at 7 p.m. in the Salisbury Congregational Church, Bill Powers will bring to life some of the activities and memories of the forgotten mill.
Included are over 70 photographs along with historical documentation.
Also discussed will be the Falls of Lana, Loyal Kelsey (1821-1893) who farmed the present day Branbury Beach, Charles Wesley Sanderson, (1838-1905), a foremost landscape painter from Brandon, “Aunt Jennie” Rickert (1856-1934) who ran a teahouse nearby and Harley Rowe (1866-1931), a blacksmith who lies beneath a millstone grave marker in Forest Dale.
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