Passumpsic Mill c. 1850

Passumpsic Mill c. 1850
Passumpsic Mill c. 1850

This sailboat in a circle stampbox on the back of this postcard dates it to 1905-1908, but the image itself is known to be older because this mill was destroyed by fire in 1883. The fire started in an adjoining pulp mill which is not visible in this photo; it’s possible that it’s hidden due to the angle, but it’s a large building and that leads me to conclude that this photo pre-dates the construction of the pulp mill. It certainly appears more rustic than the 1865 photo, but that may be due to its condition. Another version can be seen on a Northeast Kingdom Genealogy page.

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