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Watson's Mill Part 2

He sold his remaining shares to his partner, Moss Dickinson. Since then, the mill had fallen through the hands of several different owners, including Aleck Spratt who purchased it in 1929, Harry Watson in 1946, of whom the Mill is now named after, and finally in 1972 when the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority purchased it from the Watson family.


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An old barrel that they painted, it is by the entrance.
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An old barrel that they painted, it …
 
Huge wheel for grinding the flour, it is made of stone
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Huge wheel for grinding the flour, i…
 
this clamp was used to hold the grindstones when not in use
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this clamp was used to hold the grin…
 
old safe
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old safe
 
flour chute
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flour chute
 
spinning wheels
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spinning wheels
 
cooling broom
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cooling broom
 
The wife of the owner died suddenly and is said to walk the building
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The wife of the owner died suddenly …
 
turning gear
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turning gear
 
old wooden  wheel barrow
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old wooden wheel barrow
 
it was so cool inside here with the stonewalls
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it was so cool inside here with the …
 
old style air dryer
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old style air dryer
 
drier
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drier
 
I love these wheels
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I love these wheels
 
chafe separator
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chafe separator
 
supporting frame
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supporting frame
 
basement stairwell
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basement stairwell
 
basement window
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basement window
 
I can not think how difficult and dangerous this was while working
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I can not think how difficult and da…
 
gears,gears, and more gears
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gears,gears, and more gears
 
another machine there still is grease on it
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another machine there still is greas…
 
cllose up of the gear
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cllose up of the gear
 
still greased up
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still greased up
 
from the old days for turning  on the machines for the  mill
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from the old days for turning on th…