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Tanya Jackson-Smith <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 26 Sep 2002 03:22:10 -0700
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Dick Hillenbrand wrote:
> This is a MUST READ for anyone interested in mills.  Phil has a way of
> bringing you right in to the subject.
>  Mills on the Tsatsawassa: Techniques for Documenting Early 19th
>  Century Water-Powered Industry in Rural New York- A Case Study-
>  by Philip L. Lord Jr., Martha A. Costello (Illustrator)
>  You can get it from the state library or Amazon.com
>  Dick Hillenbrand
>  Syracuse, NY
>  (Temporarily residing in NYC.)
>      ----- Original Message -----
>      From: M. Riley
>      To: [log in to unmask]
>      Sent: Monday, September 23, 2002 6:42 PM
>      Subject: 19th century waterpower
>      Greetings to the List,
>      I am working on a paper about 19th century waterpower, and
>      it's impact on society. I have been scanning the net for web
>      sites related to this topic, but would like to find all the
>      working grist, saw and any other mills in New York State and
>      our neighboring states.
>      I also would like some ideas on books or papers that could
>      help me understand how these mills impacted the local
>      economy.
>      Mike Riley
>      Town of Mentz Historian and Empire State College student.

Hi Mike,

I'm just doing some research on the same subject, except in CT - New
Milford, CT to be exact and the Candlewood Lake power project, which
took place in 1928.  My interest lies with the effect this power project
had on the community by flooding it and turning the area into a lake,
affecting 5 surrounding towns.  Check the News Times newspaper and other
local newspapers in the area and look under the subject "Candlewood
Lake".  Hopefully, this will help.  Good luck!

Tanya Jackson-Smith
New Milford, CT