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Near Mississippi Mills in Lanark County, Ontario — Central Canada (North America)
 

The Mill of Kintail and Robert Tait McKenzie

 
 
The Mill of Kintail and Robert Tait McKenzie Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin Craft, May 28, 2017
1. The Mill of Kintail and Robert Tait McKenzie Marker
Inscription.  This grist-mill was constructed in 1830 by John Baird, a Scottish pioneer. In 1930 it was restored by Robert Tait McKenzie (1867–1938) the prominent Canadian surgeon, physical educator, and sculptor, as his summer home and studio. Born in Lanark County, McKenzie graduated from McGill, and taught there and at the University of Pennsylvania. He served with the R.A.M.C. in the War of 1914–18 and instituted a plan for the rehabilitation of the wounded. McKenzie is noted for his sculpture of athletes and war memorials, including the Scottish-American War Memorial in Edinburg.
 
Erected by Ontario Archaeological and Historic Sites Board.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEducationWar, World I. A significant historical year for this entry is 1830.
 
Location. 45° 14.774′ N, 76° 15.196′ W. Marker is near Mississippi Mills, Ontario, in Lanark County. Marker can be reached from Ramsay Concession 8, 1.7 kilometers north of Clayton Road. Marker is located on the grounds of the Mill of Kintail Conservation
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area. It is on the path leading from the parking area to the mill. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2854 Ramsay Concession 8, Mississippi Mills ON K0A 1A0, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Robert Tait McKenzie (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. James Naismith (approx. 1.8 kilometers away); "Auld Kirk" 1836 (approx. 4.7 kilometers away); The Rosamonds in Almonte (approx. 4.9 kilometers away); Mississippi River Improvement Company (approx. 5 kilometers away); Former Almonte Post Office (approx. 5.1 kilometers away); The Founding of Almonte (approx. 5.1 kilometers away); A. Roy Brown Memorial (approx. 14.4 kilometers away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia - Robert Tait McKenzie. (Submitted on June 5, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
2. Wikipedia - Scottish-American Memorial. (Submitted on June 5, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
 
Wideview of The Mill of Kintail and Robert Tait McKenzie Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin Craft, May 28, 2017
2. Wideview of The Mill of Kintail and Robert Tait McKenzie Marker
Marker is in the foreground shadow
Mill is in the background
The Mill of Kintail image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin Craft, May 28, 2017
3. The Mill of Kintail
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 5, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 250 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 5, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.

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