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Photos taken at the turn of the century.
Kindly provided by Blake Mitchell,
Oyster Pond, Jeddore,
Nova Scotia

salmon

This picture just north of the #7 Highway and East Jeddore Road was taken looking west, at the turn of the century.

pond

The older looking building on the right was a water-powered sawmill owned by Mr. John G. Mitchell and his brother Andrew. (At the time of the photograph Andrew Mitchell was deceased).

Just over the roof of the building you can see the top of another building. This was a saw-mill owned by their brother David Mitchell. The flat-roofed building with the windows was a carpenter shop which belonged to Mr. Fred Stoddard, the leading carpenter for the area at that time. The smaller flat-roofed building was a warehouse belonging to Mr. Arthur Webber who owned another sawmill at nearby Salmon River. Just to the right of the picture there was a general store also owned by Arthur Webber. (Arthur was the great grandfather of my daughter, Christine). The three buildings across the water were owned by Amos Webber, who also owned and operated a sawmill at nearby Ducklake Brook. These three buildings are still in existence today.

The highway going across the water was the old #7 Highway of which is hoped to be part of the proposed Oyster Pond Walk.

By Blake Mitchell , Oyster Pond.


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