OVERLOOKING THE REMAINING MILLS

In the heart of downtown ...
In the heart of downtown …
The Cocheco Millworks stretch through downtown Dover.
The Cocheco Millworks stretch through downtown Dover.
The Washington Mill complex picks up on the other side of the Cocheco River.
The Washington Mill complex picks up on the other side of the Cocheco River.

Hard as it is to imagine, Dover once had twice as many mills along the river, plus tanneries and other supporting enterprises.

My fondness for old mills, by the way, did prompt a novel, Big Inca.

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3 thoughts on “OVERLOOKING THE REMAINING MILLS

    • Ours is in New Hampshire … make of that what you will.
      Dover is a common town name across the U.S., though I know of none having white cliffs.
      Much of ours was originally known as Cochecho Village or Cochecho Falls, using the Native inspiration.

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