Monthly Archives: July 2015

Needler’s Mill, Millbrook, Ontario

Until grist mills were established in Cavan Township, (Millbrook, Cavanville and Mt. Pleasant) farmers were obliged to walk on blazed trails to places like Port Hope with sacks of grain on their backs, to have it milled, and carry the product home. One enterprising farmer in the district, John Thorn actually had two small millstones […]

What Might This Structure Have Been ?

Ranger is the Historian for this blog. He can stand on the edge of a meadow, or the banks of a stream, and see the long–gone structures of the 18th century. As for me … I need more of a hint. And “more of a hint” was what I got while exploring a backroad near […]