Worth Knowing: Report on history of Lebanon's mills has been released
From the time European settlers first came to the area, Lebanon’s rivers have been utilized to create development opportunities and they are a central part of Lebanon’s history. The Mascoma River made Lebanon a wealthy mill town for most of its first two centuries, and as recently as the 1950s. Several of these historic mills have been converted to present day uses, illustrating the benefits of adaptive re-use of historic structures. (A great example of this is the River Mill buildings on Route 4 in Lebanon.) The dams still in the Mascoma River and its tributaries are also evidence of the City’s industrial heritage.
Interested in the history of Lebanon's mills? Then you should take a look at The Water Powered Mills of Lebanon, a report prepared by the collective efforts of the City of Lebanon, the Lebanon Heritage Commission and the New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources. You can also:
- Watch the CATV video recording of this presentation
- Listen to the audio recording of this presentation
- View the presentation by Matt Labbe (PDF) (a very fun PowerPoint presentation)
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