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Spring freshet over Mill Stream dam, Strong, ca. 1910

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Spring freshet over Mill Stream dam, Strong, ca. 1910
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Description

This dam behind the mill operated by William I. Smith (1867-1934) provided a pond to float logs to the chain which pulled them into the mill to be sawn. The spillway also served as a source of waterpower for the mill.

In the spring the rapid snow and ice melt caused the frigid water to course over the dam.

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