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William I. Smith (1867-1934) operated this mill at the turn of the century.
The mill was originally built by the townspeople in 1813. Early settler Thomas Hunter agreed to build a dam across the "Northeast Branch of the Sandy River" and provide the necessary machinery, if the townspeople would erect a building for a sawmill. Lumber from this mill was used in most of the structures in the village. Hunter later built the adjacent building and operated a grist mill there.
About This Item
- Title: Billy Smith Mill and mill pond, Strong, ca. 1895
- Creation Date: circa 1895
- Subject Date: circa 1895
- Town: Strong
- County: Franklin
- State: ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 14 cm x 17 cm
- Local Code: ED.01.066.690
- Object Type: Image
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- Lakes & ponds--Maine--Strong
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PO Box 133, Strong, ME 04983
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