Saw mill, grist and shingle mill established by Isaac Currie 1860 on the Fall River. Maberly. Photo: Library of Archives Canada 1870
The Old Saw Mill – By the Mississippi River–by Unknown
In a little town so still
There’s a building old and battered
‘Tis the old saw-mill.
It is twisted, it is tattered
From the toil of many years
The walls are scratched and shattered
Yet it shows no sign of fear.
The carriage growls and grumbles
As it journeys to and fro,
And the engine howls and mumbles
Making all the pullies go.
The belts all need relacing.
And the track is out of line.
The saw should have refacing.
Ere it splits another pine.
The melting snow is dripping
Through the knot holes in the roof,
But the saw goes on a ripping
She’s still running that is proof.
The saw-dust chain is whining
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