Lost Mill Sites
Hebron Mill Sites Author to Speak at Library
Dick Symonds, the author of Lost Mill Sites in Hebron, Connecticut, will speak about the mill research project on Wednesday, February 1st. at the Douglas Library of Hebron. The program, co-sponsored by the Hebron Historical Society and the Douglas Library, will begin at 6:30 and end at 8:00 with the closing of the library.
Symonds and the Hebron team of assistants researched over 25 sites which had been located on the Blackledge River, Fawn Brooks East & West, the Jeremy River, Raymond Brook and Foote Saw Mill Brook. Many miles were hiked by Symonds and the local team of Geoff Kirkham, Larry Zimmerman, David Morrison and Mary Ann Foote. Research, photos, measurements and shared thoughts of the entire group provided answers to the workings of these early mills.
A PowerPoint presentation of the mill studies will be given by Symonds, with an opportunity for questions at the end of the program. Books will be available for purchase and signing by the author. Books are also available in the Town Clerk’s Office at the Hebron Town Office Building. Proceeds from book sales will go to the Historical Society’s capital campaign for replacing the roof and exterior painting of Old Town Hall.
All are invited to attend this free event.