A Rich and Colourful History
The original dam and mill still stand, as well as the secondary dam which was constructed to supply power for a woollen mill. This woollen mill, owned by George Upton, was one of the first to supply the T.Eaton Company with woollen supplies for socks and underwear. Today the site serves as a recreational campground and the largest dam incorporates a fish ladder to aid in the migration of rainbow trout and salmon to their spawning ground far upstream.
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Later, when roads were established, lumbermen settled in the area using the Nottawasaga as a source of power and as a means to ship sawn timber to market. Once the timber resources had been depleted. woollen, flour and first mills became common. Much of the river valley had been cleared and converted into rich agricultural lands. Potato and sod farms are the most popular in this day and age.
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