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Hike to the Emery Mill Site on the North Branch River
July 9, 2017 @ 12:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Jul 9 (Sun) Join Alan Rumrill, Director of the Historical Society of Cheshire County, and Jeremy Wilson, Director of the Harris Center for Conservation Education, on a short hike of approximately 1.5 miles over uneven terrain to the Emery mill site on the North Branch River. John Emery built a powder keg mill on the North Branch in the 1830s, and the amazing stone foundations remain today. Alan will share his knowledge of the Emery’s operation and water powered mills that date to the early 1800s. We will visit the Emery home site and hear the story of Stoddard’s famous stone arch bridge, which is located just downstream from the mill site. The hike will depart 1 p.m. from the tall chain link fence on Route 9, about ½ mile west of the Stoddard Stone Arch Bridge rest area and historic marker. Wear comfortable shoes and bring water and bug spray. Back by 3:00 p.m. Cosponsored by the Stoddard Historical Society and the Harris Center.