This article is transcribed from a newspaper clipping in a scrapbook. I am fairly sure it did not come from the Caledonian, since they ran a large article about the fire, and the St. Johnsbury Republican was first published in 1885. My main interest in the article is that it provides a complete history of the ownership of the original mill:
|1796||First recorded sale of water power rights from John Stevens to Potter, William Kendall and son. Mill built soon after.|
|1804||Potter sold to William Kendall and son, mill known as Kendall’s Mill.|
|1808–1810||William Kendall Jr. sold to Joseph Armstrong.
Armstrong sold to Jacob Kendall.
Kendall sold to Josiah Thurston.
|1810||Thurston sold to Ira Harvey and John Woods|
|1813||Harvey and Woods sold to Timothy Ide.|