More History on the Almonte Knitting Mills — Wylie Milling Company

More History on the Almonte Knitting Mills — Wylie Milling Company




The Victoria Daily Times
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
19 Feb 1909, Fri  •  Page 1


The mill was first built as a frame building in 1886 and known as the Shipman Mills. This original plant was burnt in 1909, at which time there was at total loss of machinery and stores. The Wylie Milling Company rebuilt the mill the following year in 1910.. The plant was equipped with up-to-date machinery and was erected in 1910 following the original lines and consisted of a three and a half storey stone building  and basement, with a  storage capacity of 2,000 bushels in the upper part of the building. To this was added a two storey annex used as a feed mill.


The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
28 Nov 1938, Mon  •  Page 14

 In November of 1938 fire again gutted the mill. The machinery and equipment was a total loss, the stone walls were in good condition, and in 1939 and 1940 the mill was rebuilt by the owner, W. R. Pierce. An up-to-date mill  was installed and the capacity of the mill was increased from a 150 barrel mill to a 400-barrel mill. The products of the mills enjoyed steadily increasing demand from the community as well as the markets farther afield and also a steady export market trade.

Mr. Pierce added an up-to-date two storey feed plant which took care of grinding, mixing, and balanced stock rations machinery. The plant was equipped with large storage bins and capable of turning out uniform, balanced, feeds of the highest quality.

Two, large metal covered storage warehouses were added, with good car loading facilities. The mill had its own valuable water rights in conjunction with the lands owned by it on the banks of the Mississippi river.


 - The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
18 Feb 1909, Thu  •  Page 1



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Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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