There was a mill at the place now called the ‘Bower,’ about a mile north of the meeting-house of the first parish, carried by the water of Marble Brook. The banks, race, canal and cellar are yet traceable. This was used for grinding grain and sawing timber. It was on land owned by Mr. Dudley Wade.The mid-winter rambler had read the above, had never heard or read elsewhere of this mill or dam site, and accepting the only mention known to him as correct, wrote, ‘Yes, this is the’ Bower ‘(so-called fifty years ago), the site of the ancient mill.’ He regrets his inaccuracy, renews his plea of ‘not guilty of historical falsehood,’ and suggests a pilgrimage of interested readers to the real site of the ‘Bower’ as located by former President Hooper, and farther on to the dam, of which structure so much remains intact after the lapse of two centuries and which so few have ever seen, but which is well worth visiting.
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