Whetstone Brook Powered Mills


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“…Whetstone Brook was an important part of the economic development of the town of Brattleboro, providing power for mills and factories along the shore of the brook. The first gristmill was established in the area by Governor Wentworth of New Hampshire in 1762, while the region was still under disputed claims between the colonies of New York and New Hampshire.[3] By 1773, the road near Whetstone Brook contained several sawmills, as well as housing from new settlers to the area.[3]…”-https://youtube.com/shorts/RoSqwuDHMG8?si=qbpT4of_Vvg46Gg6

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