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Articles about Nelson’s Industrial History

Harrington’s Bark Mill

By |December 4th, 2021|Categories: 1751 - 1800, 1801 - 1850, 1851 - 1900, Building Sites, Industry, Life in Nelson, Maps, Mills and Mining, NA, Rick Church, The Land and Its Settlement|

C-4-9 Stephen Harrington established his tannery in about 1803. He probably built this water powered bark mill at about the same time. The bark mill consisted of a dam and a mill where oak and hemlock bark were ground to produce tannin rich “powder” for use in the tanning process.

Harrington’s Tannery

By |December 2nd, 2021|Categories: 1801 - 1850, Building Sites, Industry, Life in Nelson, Maps, Mills and Mining, NA, Rick Church, The Land and Its Settlement|

C-4-8 - Stephen Harrington established his tannery in about 1803. The tannery is located just east of Henderson Road on a small brook that served as both its water supply and its waste removal system. Water from the brook was collected above the road and carried by aqueduct across the road to the tannery below.

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