Sunday, September 27, 2009

Hobart Then and Now: The Old Mill

1939 and 2009

Old Mill 1939
Old Mill 2009
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The top image is taken from a postcard postmarked August 4, 1939. The bottom image I shot this morning, through the fog.

Built in 1847, George Earle's gristmill was at the center of Hobart's early development. It was destroyed by fire in 1953, but remains a symbol of the town and a familiar image to Hobart residents.

Here is a Hobart Flouring Mills receipt issued to Henry Ream on September 5, 1898, when the mill was being operated by the partnership of Smith and Roper.

Smith Roper
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The fog was so heavy this morning that the spider webs on the Deep River bridge were festooned with droplets.

Spiderweb on Main Street Bridge

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