1902 – The closed Carleton Place sawmills and upper Mississippi reserve dams of the Canada Lumber Company were bought by H. Brown & Sons for water conservation and power development uses.
In 1909 Construction of a hydro electric power plant was begun by H. Brown & Sons at the former site of the Canada Lumber Company mills, after several years of preparation of the riverbed including tailrace excavation and building of a concrete millpond dam.
Okay– you have heard the above before BUT you did not know this..:)
When you visited the H. Brown & Sons electric light station you were always sure to receive a shocking welcome from Jack Bennett and Cork Fyfe. When either of them shook hands with you, your body felt as though it was full of pins and needles.
Files from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum