Upper Canada's First Paper Mill 1826 - Ontario Heritage Trust

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Upper Canada's First Paper Mill 1826

Two economic factors encouraged James Crooks to construct a paper mill on Spencer Creek: the growing domestic market and the high tariff imposed on imported paper. The mill operated under various owners until it was destroyed by fire in 1875.

Location

Beside the creek, slightly upstream from the site of the former mill, Crooks Hollow Conservation Area, Crooks Hollow Road, just west of Greensville

Region: Southwestern Ontario

County/District: City of Hamilton (District)

Municipality: City of Hamilton

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