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