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McMahon's Mill, Rt. 1, Williamsport, Maryland 21795
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TitleMcMahon's Mill, Rt. 1, Williamsport, Maryland 21795
DescriptionColor Postcard; In 1778 the Mill was built on the Downey Branch stream at the Big Slackwater area of the Potomac River (the 88.1 mile marker of the C&O Canal). It produced flour, feed and plaster. In 1922 it was closed due to floods. Later, in the 1920's the original wooden over shot wheel was replaced by a steel wheel and the waterpower was utilized to generate electricity. The Mill has been known under various names: Shank's Mill, Charles' Mill, Avis Mill, Shaffer's Old Flouring Mills, Galloway's Mill and Cedar Grove Mill.
Transcript[Name Blocked] Dear John: I tried to find the two short stories on the I&M sent by the Dept of Waterways and couldn't find them, and then remembered they were only a couple of small newspaper items of little value containing nothing new and I had chopped them up for an I&M article in Amer Canals. Will let you know if I come across anything worth while at any time on the canal scene in Ill. [Signed] Very sincerely, Tom
SubjectMcMahon's Mill -- Williamsport (Md.) -- History; Chesapeake and Ohio Canal (Md.) -- History; Canals(Md.) -- History; Mills and mill-work -- Williamsport (Md.) -- History; Postcards -- Williamsport (Md.) -- History; Williamsport (Md.) -- History
Publisher ImprintAir Photographics, Inc., 2417 Linden Lane, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
Postcard NumberingN/A
Publisher (Digital)Lewis University
SourceClick on this link to see more historical information on the Joliet area - http://www.lewisu.edu/imcanal/index-imcanal.htm
Geographic CoverageWilliamsport, Md.
RightsAll rights held by Lewis University. For permission to reproduce, distribute, or otherwise use this image, please contact the Howard and Lois Adelmann Regional History Collection at Lewis University at 815-836-5579 or 815-836-5665.
CollectionCanal Corridor Postcards (Lewis University)
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