Billy Smith Mill and mill pond, Strong, ca. 1895

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Billy Smith Mill and mill pond, Strong, ca. 1895

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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.

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  • 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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Strong Historical Society
PO Box 133, Strong, ME 04983
(207) 684-3613

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