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Millstones

 
 
Millstones Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 29, 2019
1. Millstones Marker
Inscription.  Henry Reid leased stone quarry sites in the area in the 1870s and 1880s. These unused millstones came from the quarry in Indiantown (now Quarryville). Another Reid stone quarry operated at Blackville during the same period. In addition to millstones, the quarries produced building stones for bridges and large buildings such as hospitals and churches. Near this site, on the Bartholomew River, Henry Steele operated a grist mill with a large grinding stone about five feet in diameter. The mill served local farmers, grinding their wheat and buckwheat into flour, from the 1840s until the mill closed in 1902. For more details see:
http://www.memoriesofblackville.com/history/the-mills
 
Location. 46° 44.28′ N, 65° 49.71′ W. Marker is in Blackville, New Brunswick, in Northumberland County. Marker can be reached from Main Street (New Brunswick Route 8) 0.3 kilometers north of Campbell Road (New Brunswick Route 118), on the right when traveling north. Marker is located near the center of Blackville Municipal Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or
Millstones Marker (<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 29, 2019
2. Millstones Marker (wide view)
near this postal address: 158 Main Street, Blackville, New Brunswick E9B 1N2, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. Legend of the Dungarvon Whooper (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line).
 
Also see . . .  The Mills. Two Scotsman, Doak and Alexander MacLaggan arrived here in Blackville and built a sawmill in 1820. It was located on the north side of the Bartholomew River at the present site of the current bridge. Across from the sawmill somewhat below on the opposite side of the river, was a water driven Grist Mill operated by an old Englishman called Henry Steele. (Submitted on September 21, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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Millstones (<i>side view showing scoring and relative width</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 29, 2019
3. Millstones (side view showing scoring and relative width)
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 21, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 18, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 59 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 21, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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