"A Mill Should Be Build Thereon": An Early History of the Todmorden Mills ( Toronto related/ Ontario Local History )

By: Darke, Eleanor

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----------trade paperback, a Near Fine copy, 116 pages, b&w photos, ---"It is difficult for Todmorden Mills Museum visitors to imagine that this site so close to the busy Don Valley Parkway was once home to an important mill. As early as 1793 Governor Simcoe recognized the industrial potential of this portion of the Don River. By 1795 Skinner's sawmill was under construction, initiating an era of technological development that spread beyond the valley of the Don into what was then Muddy York. Today, Todmorden serves to remind us of Toronto's industrial heritage and the spirit of the time. --This invaluable local history confirms the significance of early mills and later factories along the Don River and recognizes the roles played by Timothy Skinner, Parshall Terry, George Playter, William Helliwell and other settlers and entrepreneurs of Governor John Graves Simcoe's time and beyond. --Eleanor Darke, assisted by Ian Wheal, presents us with an informative account of the people, their lives and their creative influence."---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo

Title: "A Mill Should Be Build Thereon": An Early History of the Todmorden Mills ( Toronto related/ Ontario Local History )

Author Name: Darke, Eleanor

Illustrator: Uncredited Cover Art

Categories: Canadian History,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Natural History / Natural Heritage, 1995, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1995

ISBN Number: 0920474896

ISBN Number 13: 9780920474891

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine (see description)

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 150900

Keywords: Todmorden Mills, Ontario